The online Germany-based International Business Forum for Regenerative Energies (IWR) here writes that the country will fail to reach its 2020 climate targets, despite tens of billions of euros invested in green energies such as wind and solar, and all its incessant green pontification.
An expert commission appointed by the government recently released its 5th Monitoring Report on the Energiewende (transition to renewable energies), which examined the progress being made by the German government.
Result: There has been no progress. Failure.
Germany had given itself the target of reducing CO2 emissions 40% by 2020 compared to levels in 1990 (just before the shutdown of East Germany’s rundown, energy-inefficient, communist-planned economy).
Chart source: UBA Umweltbundesamt (Federal Office of the Environment).
According to the 170-page Monitoring Report, Germany had seen a CO2 savings of 27.2% as of 2015. But the commission, made up of four experts, sees current German efforts as totally inadequate if it wishes to reach the 40% mark by 2020.
Indeed German CO2 emission reductions have stalled over the last 7 years (see chart above), despite 3 warmer than normal winters.
The country’s CO2 emissions in fact rose by 1% in 2015.
The commission concludes that there’s “a great need to act” if Germany wishes to reach its target. However, the recent action by the German government in fact appears to be just the opposite. Efforts to cut back on efforts to expand wind and solar power recently have been watered down. Moreover a surge of nearly a million refugees will only serve to boost demand for energy.
Overall the commission sees only a very low probability, near zero, of the country in fact reaching the target.
The IWR writes that the result “is no surprise” and that it already had been expected back in 2013. According to IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch:
Achieving the climate targets by 2020 back then was already an illusion.”
Allnoch criticizes that he sees no way of reaching the targets. In a nutshell the German government is simply not doing anywhere near enough, and that it is really not anywhere near as serious about the endeavor as the country likes to have others believe it is.
Germany obviously has no intentions of fulfilling the Paris Agreement, and that all its talk about cutting greenhouse gas emissions is mostly bluff and moral grandstanding.
True the country has spent tens of billions of euros in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but as the last 7 years show, there’s been no result. This is probably very discouraging and painful to accept — and quite embarrassing.
37 responses to “Experts: Green-Preaching Germany To Miss 2020 Climate Targets By A Mile… “An Illusion”!”
Importing millions of Arabs and Africans – who need at least as much central heating as we do to survive the winters here – and lifting them up to Western lifestyles creates enormous energy needs.
Warmunists should oppose any such northward migration for the simple reason that man is a tropical animal.
Why don’t globalist warmunists allow this to happen! It kills the planet even faster according to their computer programs!
Climate change didn’t have anything to do with the immigrants, but Hillary Rotten Clinton probably did.
Bring back (and greatly add to) the nuclear plants that have been shut down. That is the only proven way to reduce CO2 emissions (if you really insist on doing it) without deindustrialisation.
Part of the problem, I think, is that sophisticated technology, like “witchcraft,” terrifies primitive minds.
Of course the easy way to feel better is to change the metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2 Eq.)target to about 1300.
Everyone’s blood pressure would be helped too.
O/T NASA gives up on hopes of further Climate Danegeld; switches to new doom scenario, wants program to build giant rocket to deflect incoming asteroid.
Maybe Krugman finally gets his wish.
Trump is all for infrastructure spending after all.
This should be great news for the people posting here!
Instead of trying to reach climate targets, the conservative government and a SPD trying to win over conservative voters and people working in the coal industry have decided to keep coal plants running.
According to you, this is fantastic news!
“and that all its talk about cutting greenhouse gas emissions is mostly bluff and moral grandstanding.”
The idea of reducing atmospheric CO2 is probably one of the most STUPID ideas mankind has ever come up with.
“The idea of reducing atmospheric CO2 is probably one of the most STUPID ideas mankind has ever come up with.” – AndyG55
I Can’t argue with that.
“The idea of reducing atmospheric CO2 is probably one of the most STUPID ideas mankind has ever come up with.”
no, it is not. And these kind of false claims have to stop.
But people are starting to understand this.
52% of republicans believe that Trump won the popular vote. It was the same with the birther lie.
Slowly more and more people start to understand that we can not let these lies stand.
“…we can not let these lies stand.” – sod the arrogant idiot
What’s this “we,” sod? You aren’t American. And neither were millions of those who voted for Klinton.
Trump won, and he won big.
The Electoral College worked as it was intended, to keep big states from hijacking the election, which is especially ,important when there is such massive Democrat vote fraud.
“What’s this “we,” sod? You aren’t American. And neither were millions of those who voted for Klinton.”
that claim is a lie. You can not give any real source for this garbage.
What are you up to, trying to give the master examples of fake news? becoming the champion of fake news for the week?
“Trump won, and he won big.”
On your fake county metric? Why would counties matter but popular vote not? Again, fake news at its best! Republicans always win on that metric. You love it, eh?
“The Electoral College worked as it was intended, to keep big states from hijacking the election, which is especially ,important when there is such massive Democrat vote fraud.”
Again, that voter fraud is fake news. You have zero evidence. How many frauds did the legion of Trump vote watchers capture?
In north carolina, people took a closer look. I think the number of “frauds” was 52, but even a fast internet check could eliminate the half of it.
Voter fraud is a double or triple digit problem. It has zero influence on vote results.
Russian and Comey meddling obviously had a much bigger effect!
What’s wrong with the emails becoming public? Oh, sorry, I forgot: they’re totally embarrassing and exposed criminal activity, scandal and incompetence. Sod, Clinton had media on her side, and Wall Street, Big Corporations, Silicon Valley, Rep Establishment, Hollywood the labor unions, her own party, Obama, etc. Even outspent Trump 5 to 1. To say that some Russian hackers led to her defeat, without presenting any evidence, is desperately loony. Face it: Clinton was an awful candidate and the majority of the country saw her as dishonest (the rest were clueless).
“You can not give any real source for this garbage.” – sad little sot
I gave real sources there. Here are a few more.
DEMOCRATS ARE CHEATS
Here’s a specific e.g., of one actual case, with details.
And now we have yet more incontrovertible proof that if sod is a real person, then he(?) is a complete idiot, and incapable of telling the truth about anything!
Russia had ZERO effect on the election, and Comey was doing his job, not meddling.
Hillary’s won mostly in states that don’t have voter ID.
The opposite is true for Trump.
The last time Wisconsin voted Republican for President was 1984. What changed?
This is the first year Wisconsin required voter ID.
Democrats know they can’t win if they can’t cheat.
That’s why they oppose voter ID laws.
IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE.
“I gave real sources there. Here are a few more.”
these are not real sources, this is fake news (and looking at the amount of advertising on the “joe the plumber” site, you are being milked by some kid on the balkans.
Where are the court cases of these fake events? Who will go to jail for it? Where are the follow up articles?
“That’s why they oppose voter ID laws. ”
again, where are the fraud cases? there have to be tens of thousands? Where are they?
ID laws are voter fraud. They suppress real voters.
your fake ballots and double voting is a myth. It is fake news, and you have zero evidence.
“Clinton was an awful candidate and the majority of the country saw her as dishonest (the rest were clueless).”
i agree, Clinton was flawed candidate.
But the majority of voters did not think she was dishonest, as she got the majority of the popular vote.
“which is especially ,important when there is such massive Democrat vote fraud.”
There have been 4 confirmed cases of voter fraud on the national level. FOUR!
But hey, it is just facts!
sod wouldn’t know a fact if it bit him on the nose.
Politifact IS FAKE NEWS!
There WAS, as there always is with Democrats, massive voter fraud. “Votes were counted more than once in 37 percent of Detroit precincts”
And so they had to be EXCLUDED from the recount. There were many other “irregularities,” always in Democrat controlled areas.
Fortunately Trump supporters were sufficient to prevent their theft of the election for Clinton.
And as to our Electoral College, which has served us well for roughly 2 1/2 centuries, mind your own damned business.
Speaking of lies. Your preferred candidates NEVER tell the truth. By way of illustration, here are a few e.g.s of Barack HUSSEIN O’Bother’s pathological addiction to falsehood.
“no, it is not. And these kind of false claims have to stop.”
This is in NO WAY a false claim.
It is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
CO2 and H2O together provide the ONLY source of food for every creature on this planet. Even a cockroach like you, sop.
It is currently at very low concentrations for this most important purpose.
We should be striving to INCREASE the atmospheric CO2 , NOT reduce it.
The ABSOLUTE IDIOCY and TOTAL STUPIDITY of trying to reduce the supply of one of the MOST IMPORTANT molecules on the plant, MUST STOP
And the childish ignorance of people using the WaPo as some sort of reliable source of anything but parrot cage lining.. also has to stop.
It marks that person’s abject ignorance.
“Slowly more and more people start to understand that we can not let these lies stand.”
Yep.. the anti-co2 LIES are slowly being destroyed at consigned to the dustbin of history, where they belong.
Another few years and everybody who wants to know the TRUTH, will KNOW that CO2 is ABSOLUTELY BENEFICIAL to all life on this planet at any possible atmospheric concentration.
Only those stuck in brain-washed miasma will “believe” otherwise.
Will you be one of this brain-washed anti-CO2 zombies..
… or will you eventually wake up to REALITY.
“And these kind of false claims have to stop.
Do you mean like — Hillary won.
This year in the World Series, the two teams each scored 27 runs. So that’s a tie.
In the 1960’s World Series, the Yankees scored 55 runs while the Pirates scored only 27.
So that’s a win for the Yankees.
This concept is not an original for me, but I’ve looked up the 1960 score.
Anyone claiming that Hillary won will likely agree with the World Series results above.
This just shows they do not understand the game (Baseball) nor the rules of US presidential elections. Thus, they ought not be allowed to vote.
Will you please see to it that people stop saying Hillary won. Thanks.
Oh and for those who do understand that it is not good news, just look at these facts:
In the real world, energy saved is giving a benefit to people. Reducing energy use is not a cost, it is a benefit, for example to households!
Big fan of North-Korea are you?
But think of all those N.Koreans who are reaping the benefits of no power.
What a paradise. I don’t know how sod can resist it’s seductive siren song.
Why are you still using your computer.
.. and I bet you have you heater on at the moment.
… and certainly relying totally on coal or gas powered electricity to keep you in power when there is not wind and the sun doesn’t shine.
Nothing but a baseless hypocrite, are you, sop.
Wrong as usual Sod.
sod 17. December 2016 at 11:39 PM | Permalink | Reply
“In the real world, energy saved is giving a benefit to people. Reducing energy use is not a cost, it is a benefit, for example to households!”
You moron now say, the GREEN-SPD-CDU movement must fix prices and force people to certain actions because people are too stupid to calculate the costs themselves? Don’t you think homeowners would voluntarily turn their homes into styrofoam death traps if they saw an advantage in it?
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“You moron now say, the GREEN-SPD-CDU movement must fix prices and force people to certain actions because people are too stupid to calculate the costs themselves?”
yes. For example LED lights would have had massive problems without the legislation. People do not like frontload costs. and they do not want to change habits.
so yes. people need to be pushed because they do not make the sort of calculation.
But you sure will tell me, that you will calculate whether a more expensive washing machine will save money in the middle term?!?
so the general idea is you are stupid let us decide for you.
“so the general idea is you are stupid let us decide for you.”
no. the general idea is, that new stuff needs some help.
Those selling lightbulbs would have kept their production running and had tried to empty their warehouses. And when they go bancrupt (look at phone companies) because they did not adapt, they also call for the help of the state.
It is funny, if these were nuclear bulbs, you would agree to a subsidy within a second.
Oh boy, you are gullible. Like the politicians who helped the producers of mercury containing light-bulbs to replace the old reliable technology. Feel-good politics instead of do-good politics, the story of the so called “progressives”.
Only the “progressives” would support producers of nuclear light-bulbs if they were smart enough to claim that the are saving the sods of the world from the horrors of CO2.
Another example of the gullible green is the bird-chopping, nature and health-destroying subsidy-machines that finally are going to face equal treatment in front of law:
sorry sod for not listing trigger words before the link, do search for help if unable to cope with this on your own.