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  •  Germany pays people to use solar (4+ / 0-)
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    So they use it.  

    Meanwhile, they are building more coal-fired plants.  Some are lignite plants, which are even dirtier than coal-fired plants.  And none of these new plants is in any way "clean".  And Germany will be a major importer of another fossil fuel, natural gas from Russia.  Schroeder, former Green head of Germany, now gets paid big bucks by Gazprom.

    I do not object to Germany's expansion of solar, but at the same time it is shutting down its only large-scale source of GHG free power, nuclear.  So for backup to its wind and solar projects, Germany will be burning more fossil fuels.  Not a good thing.  A leading member of the Green Party agrees:

    A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a Green party member to resign over the party's inflexibility about decommissioning atomic power plants.

    But that's exactly what happened on Monday, July 13, when Margareta Wolf, a former member of parliament and deputy party spokeswoman, announced she had severed her ties with Germany's Green Party.

    In an official statement, Wolf said she was quitting because of the Greens' intransigience by insisting on simultaneously phasing out nuclear power and freezing the construction of new coal-burning plants.

    "My party has maneuvered itself into a strategic dead-end on this issue, from which it will only emerge if it returns to an objective, non-romanticized debate and starts an open dialogue that doesn't defame every thing that gets voiced," Wolf wrote.

    Germany's Opposition to Nuclear Power Fading...

    The IPCC predicts average global temperatures to rise enough by 2050 to put 20-30% of all species at risk for extinction.

    by Plan9 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 at 12:31:16 PM PST

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    •  Gerhard Schroeder was a TRAITOR (0+ / 0-)

      Here's a poster I made, urging Germans to turn against the nuclear phase-out.  

      It compares Schroeder to former East German puppet dictator Erich Honecker - the big heading means "RUSSIA'S LACKEYS"

      Gerhard Schroeder was Gazprom's lackey

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