That's what this outfit called Treehugger claims, anyway.
On June 6, between 1pm and 2pm, solar power output rose to a record 24.24 GW, according to the Fraunhofer ISE solar energy research institute. That was a Friday. Over the entire week, German solar power systems generated 1.26 TWh of electricity, another new record for the country.The way they do that, of course, is they make everybody live in ugly houses like the one at the top right. Cutting emissions is nice and all. But how did they do it? Oh, the oppressive socialism! Oh, the burdensome regulation! It's been going on for decades!
The Electricity Feed Law, way back in 1990. Was that bad enough? Nooo! More oppression ten years later with the unconscionable German Renewable Energy Act. All this government intervention, all on the backs of the noble German people, ostensibly to "keep the Earth fit for human habitation."
Propaganda and conspiracy! Doesn't their government understand? They're fomenting revolution, I tell you! It's going to be dire! The Proletariat will rise up! Will the oppressor never learn? "Government is not the solution."
It's clear to anyone who's been paying attention that this so-called "Global Warming" malarky is a Socialist plot, and the invisible hand is the free energy market's only necessary control, and the Environmental "Protection" Agency's new round of oppressive and heavy-handed regulation will kill the economy, and Obama is just another Hitler.
Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, explained it perfectly:
The president promised under his plan, electricity rates would 'necessarily skyrocket,' and this is one promise he is actually delivering on. Four years after a Democratic Senate rejected cap-and-trade, the administration continues its pursuit to regulate where Congress refused to legislate. As the American economy shrunk last quarter, why in the world is the president pushing regulations that will serve to increase utility rates for consumers, send manufacturing jobs overseas, and hamstring our economic recovery? And despite the president’s focus on income inequality, this is a plan to make the poor poorer as it is the nation’s most vulnerable who suffer the most from higher energy prices and layoffs.I bet the oppressed people of Germany wish they had a few politicians like Fred Upton looking out for their best interests and protecting them from skyrocketing electricity prices. For nearly twenty-five years, they've endured the tyrannical regulation, the burdensome drag on their economy forced upon them by their oppressive Socialist government. How much longer can they endure?
We only need to look at the figures, the depressed German economy compared to bustling, full-employm... Oh. Wait. Never mind.
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