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Germany Sends Clear Signal that it will Slam the Brakes on Renewables

Industry and Jobs are more important

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P. Gosselin — October 26, 2013

A major part of Germany’s SPD socialist party, which is Germany’s second largest party behind Angela Merkel’s CDU conservative party, is coming to its economic and social senses on the issues climate change and renewable energy. The threat of social unrest and lack of warming are gradually changing minds

Hannelore Kraft, Minister President of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine Westphalia, Germany’s heavy industry heartland, has seriously upset the formidable green wing of her SPD party and companion Green Party in claiming that preserving heavy industry jobs in her state is more important than the rapid transition over to renewable energies.

The Ruhr region of North Rhine Westphalia employs tens of thousands of jobs in the traditional sectors of coal, steel, and energy. But the continued massive subsidization of renewable energies is a real threat to these jobs and to trade union members who are a major traditional voting block the SPD. The situation reminds us of Senator Joe Manchin in West Virginia.

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2 Comments on “Germany Sends Clear Signal that it will Slam the Brakes on Renewables”

  1. 1957chev October 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines and commented:
    A return to sanity? Let’s hope so!

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