About: Germany plans to phase out coal mining | DW News
So apparently Germany still hasn't gotten the idea that solar panels require the sun. Places where it has only 40-70 days of sun like Russia and Nordic countries won't benefit from it. I mean Berlin has an average of 68 days of sun per year (doesn't include cloudy days with sun). Then the thing about wind turbines require flat surfaces to be optimal and a wind corridor. So you may be asking where is the most optimal places for renewable? Near the equator. This area sees the most sun and has the most wind corridor.
Unless Germany can pick up and move to the equator. Only way is pick either nuclear or coal. Or ask others to pollute for you and import their energy (France & Russia).
No more Nuclear Energy - No more Coal Energy. Guess the only thing left are Unicorn farts and Russia polluting Oil and Gas. Russia will hang Germany with the rope they supply. Never really got over the double crossing aggression in the last Century.
Massive solar, build electric cars, but also reverse the Wende and commit to a massive back to nuclear energy. Everything else is delusional. Also close down the worst part of the remaining coal in NRW.
This is not coal. The presenter clearly states it is lignite, or "brown" coal. It is indeed extremely polluting. Its use wiped out forests in good part of Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic already in the 80s. The problem is that lignite is cheap and easy to mine. But I guess it is better to be in Putin's pocket.
Do you think Germany will go for best 3 out of two and start the next world war?
About fuckin time.
Yes, please do Stupid!. Continue down the marxist tunnel.
Too early count out any source of energy even if gas is less polluting, as much as we love renewables, they still can not satisfy the planet's energy needs, nor do we have a real future energy solution for future generations.
It’s about time Germany stopped being the shit hole of Europe, other countries moved away from coal years ago , but not Germany, oh no Germany can do whatever it wants
Of course there will be job losses, but currently people are losing their lives by the millions due to Germany burning dirty fossil fuels. The Paris Agreement is for everyone, not just the weaker EU nations and Germany will need to make the same cuts in CO2 output as everyone else.
So it will take time, big deal. Good things still happen and will continue to happen, thats better than them having been a thing of the past.
Invest MASSIVELY in renewables. Create a separate budget for it and demand that the EU doesn't whine about spending too much money to save our planet.
This is an INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY. No Stupid Budget Rules should apply!!
after trashing our coal industries 25 years later they are considering shutting theres. Britain has the best coal in the wotld can not see this world ever doing with out coal.
Like the USA, Germany must switch from coal to natural gas. Wing and solar is not an alternative because it can not fulfill Germany's industrial power needs. Germany should look to LNG and avoid a dependance on a Russian pipeline.
Over reliance on Russian source? When will Germany understand that Russia can not be trusted
Durh they are building a new pipeline from Russia to Germany. Now instead of being pollutant they will be less pollutant but be reliant on Russia for energy and heating
I was in a bad mood a few days ago, two old manor houses had been demolished irritating.