Folks, you don’t get it. Germany needs those coal plants in order to counterbalance the intermittency of sun and wind. Germans don’t want to be without power when wind and sun don’t perform. Just imagine the renewable enthusiasts would have to explain an angry mob why supper or a hot shower is not going to happen for the moment. Coal makes sure this does not happen while providing an easy target for those renewable extremists. Honesty is not part of their skills portfolio.
Germany, which has long cast itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change, is facing a moment of reckoning. The country is investing over $500 billion in clean energy but is still struggling to curb its reliance on coal power. As a result, it’s now in danger of missing its ambitious targets for cutting planet-warming emissions.