Wednesday, January 15, 2014

(Related update 5): Great! More German enviros on the run...

Related update 5:  Germany's commitment to renewable energy may cause big corporations to up and leave the country, according to its economic minister:
Germany will risk losing its big industries unless they are sheltered from the cost burden of renewable energy, its economy minister said while restating his commitment to a shift to low carbon fuel.
In December, the European Commission, the EU executive, announced it would investigate Germany’s management of subsidies and the discounts given to heavy industry on renewable energy surcharges.
That has raised fears within industry that its costs will rise, when it is already struggling to compete. The enquiry has also alarmed environmentalists, who say Germany’s shift towards renewable energy is in danger.
You can read the rest of this recent Reuters news article, here.  [ht: thegwpf.org]

Related update 4 (12/2/13):  It looks like even the Germany mainstream media is turning on the global warming alarmists now:
- See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2013/11/30/europe-climate-policy-blows-engine-huge-failure-scientists-failed-tricking-their-way-past-democracy-mood-of-resignation/#sthash.pULr2101.Qx0TEE14.dpuf


The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has written a blistering criticism of Hans Schellnhuber’s WBGU and climate activists’ efforts to impose a green authoritarian society over the rest of the world. They overshot and missed the curve. The FAZ introduction reads:
    The rescue of the planet gets cancelled. The climate advisory council to the government played high stakes poker. And lost. They failed at tricking their way past democracy.”


In the eyes of one Germany’s leading flagship national dailies, the renowned FAZ, the attempted green coup led by a small group of elitist scientists and a mass of activists has come to grinding halt.
Apparently the FAZ is, in the words of German climate blogger Pierre Gosselin, "the Washington Post of Germany"! You can read more here.
 
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has written a blistering criticism of Hans Schellnhuber’s WBGU and climate activists’ efforts to impose a green authoritarian society over the rest of the world. They overshot and missed the curve. The FAZ introduction reads:
The rescue of the planet gets cancelled. The climate advisory council to the government played high stakes poker. And lost. They failed at tricking their way past democracy.”
In the eyes of one Germany’s leading flagship national dailies, the renowned FAZ, the attempted green coup led by a small group of elitist scientists and a mass of activists has come to grinding halt.
- See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2013/11/30/europe-climate-policy-blows-engine-huge-failure-scientists-failed-tricking-their-way-past-democracy-mood-of-resignation/#sthash.pULr2101.Qx0TEE14.dpuf
Related update 3:  More corporate backlash from Germany revolving around the Green agenda.  This time, giant BASF is threatening to leave Germany if the government forces it to absorb higher engery costs due to not renewing the green energy exemption they've enjoyed for years.  From an article posted at theGWPF.org:
The chemical company BASF has threatened with a partial relocation of its production abroad if it will no longer be exempt from green levies on electricity.  BASF’s CEO Kurt Bock demanded from the government to maintain existing exemptions for energy-intensive industries. The incoming grand coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU) and Social Democrats (SPD) are reconsidering the exemptions for the multi-billion industry.
Countries all over Europe continue to realize the incredible economic damage their commitment to the green energy agenda is causing.   The result: companies fleeing, governments under pressure, and the enviros on the run!

Related update 2:  An important casualty of adopting the Green Agenda: Siemen's CEO Peter Loescher just got fired as a result of failed, major investments in alternative energies (see previous posts below.)  From an article posted at the Global Warming Policy Foundation:
When in May 2007 Siemens AG, battered by corruption scandals, picked then little-known Merck & Co. executive Peter Loescher as its chief executive officer, investors responded by pushing the stock to a six-year high.
This weekend, they lost patience after Loescher’s expansion into green energy and expensive acquisitions led to a fifth profit-forecast cut. Supervisory board officials have asked for the 55-year-old Austrian native to be ousted at what was a previously scheduled meeting to sign off on results on July 31.

Related update:  Things are getting so bad in Europe alternative energy-wise that Germany is seriously considering changing their energy philosophy entirely.  As I noted in the post below, Siemen's booted their solar plans and, as this current article explains, they may have been the first of many large German firms to realize what a disaster the entire enviro/alternative energy scam really is:
While Germans gleefully embraced the “Nuclear Power? No Thanks!” movement and global greens pointed to Germany as the future of the Green Economy, the sheen is starting to come off the German revolution. The last few months have been a slaughter for the German solar energy. Amid talk of a trade war with China over cheap imported solar panels, the giant German engineering firm Siemens shuttered its solar division after hemorrhaging more than a billion dollars in just two years.
Now Forbes reports that the rest of the German solar industry isn’t following far behind: two of the country’s biggest solar firms, Conenergy and Gehrlicher Solar, both filed for insolvency last week. Another engineering titan, Bosch, has also decided to get out of the solar market.
Meanwhile, the country’s other major green energy project—off-shore windfarms in the Baltic and North Sea—is also threatening to turn into a boondoggle.
You can read more of this excellent Via Meadia post here. 

Original Post:  A bit of background: Germany has been among the most -- if not the most -- man-made global warming touting country in the world, virtually from the beginning of the movement in the early 1970s.  Indeed, the very first Green political party was German, and the country has been a major driver of the EU's climate policies since its creation.  Thus, it is a stunning admission of the sorry state of the alternative energy movement in Europe that the German mega-corporation Siemens has given up the solar energy game.  With a hat tip to the GWPF, here's an excerpt from a German newspaper:
The failure of talks [to sell the solar business] will affect 280 employees, most of them in Israel. Siemens CEO Peter Löscher had decided to buy Israel's thermal solar installations firm Solel, expecting rapid growth in the sector. But the involvement ended in a disaster, costing Siemens about one billion euros ($1.3 billion)...Siemens is not the only German company for which the solar business has turned out to be a major headache. Numerous photovoltaics specialists are on the verge of bankruptcy because of competitors from Asia, especially China...
You can read all about it here.