German WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo) journalist Ferdinand Knauss comments here how Germany’s energy policy amounts to “nature anihilation” through climate protection and warns of the environmental madness of green energy obsession.
In his commentary, Knauss writes that if we wish to understand climate and environmental protection, we need to “look back into the history of the ecological movement” and how the major players today “are largely blind to their own history of origin”.
According to Knauss, the German Greens arose from “the Marxist would-be revolutionaries of 1968 who had failed” to start a world revolution and then discovered how to use ecology as a means to reach their targets.
Climate is the ideal vehicle to achieve this, Knauss writes, commenting: “Climate protection is undoubtedly the most universal, largest possible field of activity of the new globalized ecology” and adds “eager rescuers […] do not see the small and concrete in the face of the big picture – even though it is directly before their eyes.”
Destructive experimental plan
Krauss cites a very recent report issued by the German Office for Nature Protection (BfN) where on page 4 it actually admits that the German Energiewende will indeed involve destruction of nature:
The transformation of the energy supply system towards renewable energies is of great importance against the background of the upcoming climate change and in the sense of climate protection – also for the conservation of biological diversity and cultural landscapes. The decentralised character of the expansion and the large number of plants required have enhanced, however, the ongoing change in land use and landscape is also a major factor. This means that the expansion of renewable energies can at the same time adversely affect species, habitats and landscapes.”
The head of the Federal Office for Nature Protection, Beate Jessel, repeated almost the exact words in a news conference where she released the report.
Mad experiment with uncertain outcome?
WiWo journalist Knauss concludes, putting her words it in a nutshell:
The transition to renewable energies is a gigantic project that aims to save the environment – and destroy nature in return.”
Moreover, Knauss explains how Ms. Jessel and the BfN are not even certain about the outcome of the adventurous Energiewende. Jessel states that the energy transition to save the climate without destroying too much nature “is possible”.
It’s little wonder Knauss writes: “The German Federal Office for Nature Protection makes public the ecological absurdity of the Energiewende.”
Clearing nature reserves to make way for wind parks
Already today, Knauss writes, 25% of Germany’s 30,000 wind turbines are operating in nature-protected areas and that “this is just the beginning” should Germany attempt to install enough wind capacity to meet its ambitious 2050 CO2 reductions target.
Krauss warns that Germany is on the verge of leaving the country’s children and grandchildren a completely ruined landscape, one blighted by industrial rotating machinery as far as the eye can see. The main driver behind it all is ideological, and not rational.