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(BBC-US)   It's not easy being Green, especially if you're hoping to become Germany's next chancellor   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Germany, French Revolution, Conservatism, Mixture, European Green Party, Mr Fischer, Right-wing politics, Green party  
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2021-04-19 8:09:14 PM  
I'd go Baerbock with her any time.
 
2021-04-19 9:02:22 PM  
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2021-04-19 9:03:13 PM  
I hope she wins, kill the nord stream 2 pipeline from russia and goes full renewal/nuclear power in germany.
 
2021-04-19 9:03:15 PM  
Annal or Baerbock?
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2021-04-19 9:06:48 PM  
The article suggests it's never been easier to be green in Germany, subby.
 
2021-04-19 9:07:59 PM  
You know who else was Chancellor of Germany?
 
2021-04-19 9:12:44 PM  
Kermit the Chancellor reporting from Germany.
 
2021-04-19 9:25:38 PM  

ox45tallboy: You know who else was Chancellor of Germany?


A chemical engineer from East Germany?
 
2021-04-19 9:40:46 PM  

g.fro: ox45tallboy: You know who else was Chancellor of Germany?

A chemical engineer from East Germany?


A soviet double agent?
 
2021-04-19 11:15:59 PM  

lolmao500: I hope she wins, kill the nord stream 2 pipeline from russia and goes full renewal/nuclear power in germany.


Just one problem... She's Green Party.  Angela Merkel's disastrous deal with the Green Party is what sent Germany down the path to decommissioning nuclear plants (for no particularly good reason outside politics) and into the hands of fossil fuels.  Oh there have been tons of solar and wind built too, but the path necessitated lots of fossil fuels, cutting down ancient forests to get that sweet lignite, having other forests from abroad cut down and shipped in to burn, etc.  In theory, the Green Party values the environment.  In practice, they got what they wanted and it has been devastating.

Furthermore their Energiewende has been incredibly expensive while getting vastly inferior results in terms of GHGs.  Unfortunately that isn't the whole problem.


But a study published last month by the nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that Germany's rejection of nuclear power was an expensive and possibly deadly miscalculation.


To uncover the hidden costs of denuclearizing Germany, economists used machine learning to analyze reams of data gathered between 2011 and 2017. The researchers, based at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and Carnegie Mellon University, found that nuclear power was mostly replaced with power from coal plants, which led to the release of an additional 36 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, or about a 5 percent increase in emissions. More distressingly, the researchers estimated that burning more coal led to local increases in particle pollution and sulfur dioxide and likely killed an additional 1,100 people per year from respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses.
Altogether, the researchers calculated that the increased carbon emissions and deaths caused by local air pollution amounted to a social cost of about $12 billion per year.



This you see is the Green Party getting exactly what they wanted.  Now one of their own is likely to be Germany's next Chancellor.

Now with Climate Change being a massive issue that we can't ignore, lets compare in real time Germany to next door France. Carbon Intensity -
France - 88 (gCO₂eq/kWh)
Germany - 441 (gCO₂eq/kWh)

The results you see at the point you check may be different, as that site is constantly updated.  So watch over time.  France also has far lower energy bills, and are a net-exporter of clean energy.
 
2021-04-20 1:40:12 AM  

lolmao500: I hope she wins, kill the nord stream 2 pipeline from russia and goes full renewal/nuclear power in germany.


The Chancellor does not have that kind of power. The position is not like US royalty elections.
 
2021-04-20 1:52:24 AM  
She's not going to win. It will still be an exciting election as CDU are apparently pushing through their candidate Armin Laschet, who's totally fighting above his weight already as minister present of Northrhine-Westfalia.
 
2021-04-20 6:47:51 AM  
A woman Chancellor??
 
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