Quote of the Year

My nomination for quote of the year has to go to Germany’s Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, who said the following at the opening of a 2.2 GW coal plant:

“If one builds a new state-of-the-art lignite power plant to replace several older and much less efficient plants, then I feel this should also be acknowledged as a contribution to our climate protection efforts.”

This is perhaps the best summary imaginable of the absurd nature of Germany’s Energiewende.

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6 responses to “Quote of the Year

  1. As Schiller said: Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens. (Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.)

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