A damaged power cable led to a power outage at the German Parliament earlier today, interrupting government activities, parliamentary sessions and shutting down several government offices in the area, according to the Financial Times Deutschland.
The schadenfreude here can hardly be contained, I have to admit. In Great Britain citizens are being told not to expect a steady supply of power in the future. Now German leaders, also insisting we make due with less, have gotten a taste of it. Elevators, toilets, etc. ceased to function.
So what is the reaction from Green Parliamentarains over this unscheduled bout of climate protection and energy use reduction?
Climate-sceptic persecutor Hermann Ott twittered:
You mean we don’t have any back-up generator??”
Eco-radical and Green Party Faction leader Jürgen Trittin, who, according to DIE WELT, was outraged:
It is impossible that when Vattenfall screws up once again, the German Pariliament has no emergency back up supply of electricity.”
Vattenfall is the Sweden-based power company that operates some of Germany’s power plants, and probably has nothing to do with the outage that Trittin and Ott find so damn inconvenient.
I say leave the power off and let them use candles and portable toilets.
You can use a wad of grass when you’re “done”. (Just be sure to take it with you and dispose of it properly).
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