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Renewable energy alone is not enough

Renewable energy alone is not enough


Sun and wind united: sunrise near Husum in Schleswig-Holstein Photo dpa
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Wind power is a good thing. However, the new actionism in Berlin and Munich ignores one thing: where is controllable energy supposed to come from if Russian coal, nuclear power and gas are missing?

DThe wind is changing, especially in Bavaria. Over the years came the expansion of the wind power also because there are particularly strict distance rules. That is now changing. On the one hand, the state government modifies the special road on its own initiative, on the other hand, the federal government intervenes.

In theory, countries can continue to do what they want, but in practice this will soon no longer be possible, because they have to make a specific proportion of their land available for new wind farms. This is a classic political compromise, which also includes the fact that the space requirements for Bavaria and other former brakemen remain initially moderate.

Munich acknowledges that wind power makes it less dependent on energy imports, and can be a locational advantage, see Tesla and Intel in East Germany. Yet the new actionism in Berlin and Munich ignores one thing: where is controllable energy supposed to come from when coal, nuclear power and Russian gas are equally scarce? Simply relying on renewable energy is misleading.