Germany, addicted to Russian gas, is forced to burn coal to generate electricity

Climate-crazed Germany is now being forced to burn more coal for power after Russia drastically cut the country’s gas supply.

Despite the country’s obsession with crazy political climate decisions, Germany has announced that it will be forced to rely more on coal for its electricity supply after Russia cuts the amount of gas it will supply. in the country.

This has left the Central European state in a very precarious energy security situation, a predicament that was predicted by former US President Donald Trump in 2018 that the country was too dependent on energy exports. energy supplied by Moscow.

While Trump was mocked for his warning at the time, it appears the former US head of state was vindicated, with an article published by Deutsche Welle on Sunday reporting that the seismic reduction in the amount of gas supplied by the Russia left Germany facing a potential energy crisis

As a result, Germany will now be forced to ration gas while increasing its dependence on coal – the black beast for environmentalists — for power generation purposes.

“To reduce gas consumption, you need to use less gas to generate electricity. Coal-fired power plants will have to be used more instead,” German Green Party Minister Robert Habeck said when announcing the new measures.

“It is bitter, but it is simply necessary in this situation to reduce gas consumption,” he continued, referring to the fact that his country aimed to spearhead the elimination phasing out of coal to better achieve its climate goals.

One form of power generation which was however not mentioned by the minister was nuclear, and this despite the fact that the low-carbon method of power generation is expected to be phased out completely by Germany from here the end of the year.

The country’s green-obsessed government began phasing out earlier this year, and while it was initially thought that at least some of the decommissioned plants could be brought back online to combat the energy insecurity caused by a severance of relations between Russia and the West, such a decision had already been rejected by Habeck himself.

“We have again considered very carefully whether longer operation of nuclear power plants would help us in this foreign policy situation,” the minister previously said. “The answer is no – that wouldn’t help us.”

Meanwhile, one of the German Greens’ coalition partners, the Freie Demokratische Partei, has suggested the country reconsider its ban on fracking, apparently in the hope that the technology can remedy the current situation.

“As scientific studies show, hydraulic fracturing does not cause any relevant environmental damage by modern safety standards,” a party official said. “It should therefore be seriously considered whether greater production of shale gas is economically and technically feasible in Germany.”

The Greens have largely rejected that call, however, saying there is not enough gas to access via technology in Germany and that setting up such a fracking project would take too long.

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