German Wind Farm Dismantled For Coal Mine Expansion

Oh the irony! Especially taking into account all of the hoopla fed to people by the media for over a decade about renewable energy. It was all lies to enrich consultants and other politicos to soak off the system. Hopefully, this latest development is symbolic of the beginning of the end of so-called renewable energy.

A German wind farm is being demolished to make way for a vast open-cast coal mine despite Berlin’s ambitious clean energy goals.

The eight wind turbines will be dismantled with a dozen nearby villages and hamlets to clear space for a pit that will ultimately cover an area about the size of Swindon 25 miles to the northwest of Cologne.

The Garzweiler II mine is expected to yield about 190 million tonnes of lignite, a relatively dirty fuel also known as brown coal, even though the government says it hopes “ideally” to phase out coal power by the end of the decade. The case illustrates Germany’s predicament as it struggles to reconcile the conflicting imperatives of its energy policy.

Olaf Scholz’s coalition government, in which the Green party controls the energy and environment ministries, came to power in December with a promise to more than treble renewable electricity generation by 2030 and push the country towards net zero.

Yet these aims have collided with geopolitical reality: in an effort to burn as little Russian gas as possible this winter, the state has reluctantly resorted to coal.

Not surprisingly, environmentalists were not happy about this. Don’t forget the time when Germany laughed at Trump’s warning about this very problem:

For now, Germans should enjoy all of the benefits of coal since their leaders will eventually try to shift away from it. But they will never admit Trump was right.