Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Germany would rather kill nuclear than fight Russia (or climate change)

Purple is Nuclear. Grey is Gas.
Tomas Pueyo does a deep dive on why Germany is going ahead to shut down its last remaining nuclear stations. And it’s not pretty. Basically the German Greens don’t want it, so that’s it. They’ve written a report that shows the only look at costs of keeping nuclear and not at its benefits, which means they weren’t serious about the report in the first place.

Heard someone on BBC recently say “of course hindsight is 20-20”. etc... But it’s not hindsight. Many people, including me, thought at the time that Mad Mutti Merkel’s decision to shut nuclear stations in Germany straight after the Fukushima meltdown, was plain crazy. It was blindingly obvious that Germany have kept its nuclear, even then. 

It’s all down to the Greens. Who, in the last three decades, have done the most harm to the environment. It was the Greens who shut down -- via Greenpeace scare tactics -- the plans to increase nuclear back in the 60s and 70s.  Imagine if we had four nuclear stations for every one now. That was the plan. Today we’d have no carbon dioxide problem. That’s down to the Greens. 

A thread: read it and weep.