Economic Suicide: Germany Passes Green Heating Law Mandating 65% Renewable Energy

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This is the face of Technocracy. In an earlier law, Germany mandated that homes replace gas/coal/oil heating systems with electric. Now they are demanding the new systems use 65% alternative energy from windmills and solar panels. These “greens” are crushing their country. Crushing. And now John Kerry, Joe Biden and the Green New Deal crowd are ready to cram it down our throats in America.  ⁃ TN Editor

After six months of fierce debate, Germany’s left-wing government has passed the country’s controversial green heating law, the Building Energy Act (GEG), with high estimates indicating the law will cost Germany’s economy over €1 trillion over the next 20 years.

While politicians belonging to Germany’s three-way politician applauded the heating law coming into force on Friday last week, the political fallout has likely yet to be fully realized.

Many Germans — already struggling with inflation and a slowing economy — balked at the mandate to install new expensive heating systems, with the law being rejected by the majority of the populace, according to polling. The government is also being accused of a hasty legislative process and a lack of parliamentary hearings, calling into question the democratic basis for the law in its entirety.

The law mandates that Germans with older heating systems replace them within a certain time period, although the final bill passed watered down some requirements and carved out some exceptions. Nevertheless, the final cost of the bill is still expected to be enormous, with high estimates placing it at €1 trillion and lower estimates hovering at €600 billion.

Many Germans have all of their savings in their home, and for many seniors, their homes, often featuring older heating systems, have seen their value take a hit due to the law. At the same time, in the coming years, they will be forced to make costly heating upgrades — usually in the form of a heat pump and the associated costs of making it work efficiently inside a building — to meet new green standards. Experts are also warning that landlords will have an incentive to increase rents in response to the Building Energy Act.

The problem is that approximately three-quarters of the old buildings in Germany were built before the first thermal insulation regulations came into force in 1979. Many of these buildings will now need to be made energy efficient, representing an enormous cost burden at a time when Germany has also phased out nuclear power and the price of energy, particularly oil and natural gas, has soared.

The Free Democrats (FDP), usually seen as a pro-business party, first fought their coalition partners on the proposed law, but in the end, the liberal party helped pass the law on Friday. There are already signs the FDP is paying the price for its decision, with the latest YouGov poll putting the party at just 5 percent, which is the threshold for entering the German parliament.

“There is fear among the population,” shouted Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) in parliament. He said it is “the height of disrespect” for the citizens to pass the law and that the CSU would work to abolish it.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), which saw its polling numbers soar around the same time the heating debate raged, has also said it will abolish the law should it come to power, saying it is an arduous tax on German businesses, pensioners, and those who invested in a home or apartment.

“The AfD faction strictly rejects Habeck’s (…) heating hammer. Despite severe criticism, the law was neither postponed nor defused,” said Marc Bernhard, a parliamentary spokesperson for the AfD. “The tricky thing about the law, however, is that the heating has to be torn out again if it does not meet the municipalities’ heat planning required by 2028. In this way, the government is hiding the devastating consequences for millions of people and is transferring the risk of the heat transition to the citizens.”

He further pointed out that the nuclear power plants would save twice as much CO2 if they were allowed to continue to operate.

As Remix News reported last year, the proportion of poor people in Germany reached a new high, according to the Federal Statistical Office, with the data highlighting a sea change in the German economy. The report also only covered data up until the end of 2021 before the dramatic increase in food and energy prices in 2022.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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An interesting source that I did not know yet, thank you for that. The perspective from outside is, as always, instructive. In Germany, media of similar content are framed as Nazi and right-wing. The German problem, as I see it, is generations that no longer learn how to make things work in school and university, but instead are asked jammed ideology multiple choice questions. My experience is therefore: it is not so much bad will as sheer stupidity and incompetence that are the problem. A circumstance that unfortunately does not only apply to the government, but is widespread. Of course,… Read more »

Tim Weigel

New law should be that all German politicians will be unpaid, live in an unheated metal trailer, eat grass and walk to work until they can scrounge up an ounce of common sense. They have lost their minds..

Windy september evening

It is a real pity that so many germans followed the raving lunatic Hitler in the 30’s and 40’s. The nazis destroyed germany for the future generations of germans. Nowadays if they demand strict border control, they are condemned as being evil nazis, which is a shame as one can advocate for their own people and their nation interests without sounding like a genocidal maniac such as hitler. It is so sad that they were brainwashed by a madman in hitler into thinking that they could rule the world when they are only tiny in comparison to the rest of… Read more »

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