How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world

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    How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world

    Fell installed his first solar panels in 1991, and though they cost him about $70,000 in today’s dollars, he considered them to be a worthwhile purchase to help fight climate change. At the time, most Germans either could not afford them or saw them as a losing financial investment. Fell realized he wanted to find a way to change that, so that his fellow countrymen would invest in renewable technology instead of fossil fuels.
     
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    That appears to be a bit of a one-sided story, since, arguably, China did a lot more to make solar energy cheaper by dumping heavily subsidized solar panels on the world market - ironically bankrupting much of Germany's solar panel manufacturing on the way.
     
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    By taxing the SHEEEEIIIIT out of their citizenry.
     
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    And now that they have people freezing to death the Germans are going back to coal fired powerplants
     
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    Once again, you lie to support your other lies. Post an article about people freezing to death in Germany because of the increase in renewable energy. As for your other lies;

    The figure for electricity provided through renewables is 47.3 percent, compared with 43.4 percent from coal-fired and nuclear plants. It's not a massive contrast, but, it certainly is a positive one.Jul 24, 2019

    For the First Time Ever, Germany Provides Most Electricity from Renewables
     
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    Here's the English side, and the German as well. The situation is getting worse. This is 2014. Europe alone had 40,000 die from the cold. They simply can't afford your "green" energy.


    Cold homes 'caused 9,000 winter deaths'



    Im Jahr 2014 gab es in Europa etwa 40.000 Wintertote, weil Millionen von Menschen ihre Stromrechnungen nicht mehr bezahlen konnten - die sogenannte Energiearmut betrifft mittlerweile etwa zehn Prozent nahezu aller Europäer. In den vergangenen acht Jahren hat sich der Strom in Europa um durchschnittlich 42 Prozent verteuert, insbesondere in Osteuropa (laut Eurostat, dem Statistischen Amt der EU).


    Energie - Die große Stromlüge: Warum Strom zum Luxus wird
     
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    But the law has also had some unintended consequences. Because of amendments to the law and technological improvements, the surcharge on Germany’s electric bills have skyrocketed. Now, Germany has the highest electric bills in Europe. Electricity has become a burdensome expense for some Germans living on welfare, and the high cost has left a few spending a lot of time in the dark.

    Yeah, we want that.
     
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