Perhaps the images of angry mobs in Greece and forecasts of a bitter cold winter for Europe are having a sobering effect on our CO2-drugged up politicians here in Europe.
And as other countries line up behind Greece on the path to discontent, perhaps its a good idea, after all, to stop raking honest citizens with the global warming scam.
At least EU Energy Commissar Günther Oettinger may be getting it.
The online Stern magazine reports here that Oettinger has a warning on the dangers of rising energy costs.
Higher energy costs do not only threaten the businesses here, but also the social peace when a part of the population is not able to afford paying the electric bills.”
Yeah, it can really piss people off when the power gets shut off in the middle of winter. Oettinger, at an international business conference last Saturday, added:
I’m surprised at how thoughtlessly the development of the electric prices have been taken. This is one reason for the steady de-industrialisation – energy intensive production is being sent overseas.”
And most the production that is done overseas uses much more energy and entails higher greenhouse gas emissions. But who cares, Germany can pat itself on the back for its contribution in rescuing the planet from greenhouse gases.
We need to recall here that Oettinger is likely only speaking the words his audience wants to hear, and that tomorrow he’ll be at some environmental conference and will be spewing just the opposite- on how “green” jobs are the future. It’s this kind of dishonesty and insincerity that really fuels the mobs out there. So let’s look at what Oettinger will say tomorrow.
Oettinger also provided a few other wise words during his rare few minutes of good sense. Stern writes:
For this reason Germany has to reconsider its subsidies in solar energy. ‘The Energy Feed-in Act was clever, but there comes a time when we have to wake up and realize that the sun shines brighter and longer in other countries,'”
Just come out and say it, Herr Commissar, solar energy was a flop.