Germany’s Federal Network Agency Plans To Ration Electricity As Electric Power Crisis Heightens

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The greatest energy folly of all time… Germany restricts electricity supply while ramping up demand! Rationing unavoidable

Nowadays it seems Germany is doing everything possible to warp-speed ruin itself.

If today’s German leaders were driving a car and wanted to go faster, they would ease off the gas pedal and slam on the brakes  – and hope it works! That’s basically how they’re handling the country’s energy crisis. Some would understandably equate it all to lunacy.

Soon this may be what Germans with heat pumps and electric cars are going to be seeing next winter. 

Going electric while shutting down power plants

While leaders demand citizens quickly switch over to electric mobility and heat pump systems, thus placing ever huger demands on the power grid, they are reacting by shutting off nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, thus making electricity even more scarce than it already is.

Rationing becoming unavoidable

As Germany’s energy shortages intensify, it’s no surprise that rationing is becoming only way out. And so the Federal Network Agency now proposes that grid operators be allowed to ration electricity in the future to avoid possible overloads caused by charging e-cars and heat pumps. This how grid overloads are to be avoided in the future.

Nightmare for companies

Companies planning to set up shop in Germany may want to think again if they plan on using electricity. Firstly prices have soared and are among the highest in the world, and secondly: don’t expect the supply to be reliable as brownouts are now in the plans.

Even worse for private citizens

For private  consumers, it gets even worse. According to the plan, beginning already in 2024, grid operators are to be empowered “to temporarily restrict electricity purchases from private charging stations and heat pumps to avoid peak loads,” reports Blackout News.

Have blankets ready

“If it is proven that the grid could be overloaded, the distribution grid operator has the right to reduce the power,” said Klaus Müller, head of the Federal Network Agency in an interview with BR24. In other words, if it’s January and -10°C outside, your heat pump may be remotely switched off. Have blankets ready.

Power grid totally inadequate

Another problem is the lack of power grid upgrades that are necessary to handle the huge extra demand for power that heat pumps and electric cars will create. The result: severe supply bottlenecks and overloads. Again, the only measure available for the challenge will be rationing.

Lower electric rates for those who have to freeze

“In order to avoid delays in the connection of heat pumps and charging stations, an additional control option by the distribution grid operator is necessary, reports Blackout News. “In the end, a corresponding control means nothing other than a rationing of electricity purchases. As compensation for the affected consumers, it is envisaged that they will receive a reduction in their grid fees.”

Criticism mounts (finally)

A number of industry associations have widely criticized the “unilateral and unlimited throttling” of the power supply and warn this would mean “considerable restrictions for consumers and thus also limit consumer acceptance of heat pumps and electric cars”.

Unless Germany radically changes course in its energy policy, citizens who heat their homes with heat pumps and travel with electric cars may find themselves often stranded in unheated homes in the wintertime.

Greatest energy folly of all time?

No one could have imagined a folly of this scale less than 2 years ago, just before the current Socialist-Green government took over the reins of power at the end of 2021. Other countries may want to avoid the idiotic German path.

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Rod Evans
May 19, 2023 2:29 am

‘Common sense has left the building’
The Worst Options Knowingly Enacted, WOKE for short.

Reply to  Rod Evans
May 19, 2023 10:41 pm

Common sense was evicted and thrown out on its ear.

Last edited 19 days ago by MarkW
May 19, 2023 2:41 am

While leaders demand citizens quickly switch over to electric mobility and heat pump systems, thus placing ever huger demands on the power grid, they are reacting by shutting off nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, thus making electricity even more scarce than it already is.”

A damning, brainless description of a bunch of lemmings in charge of pivotal, essential policy making a grossly stupid series of decisions which end up as a bigger scandal than Derek Hatton sending public sector workers’ dismissal letters by taxi..

May 19, 2023 2:44 am

I would laugh but then the same delusional thinking is at work here in the U.K.

“””With a stronger green and digital future, by 2030 we can:

Seize the opportunities of a low carbon and digital economy
Radically cut emissions
Reverse the decline of nature
Buy, make and sell more in Britain
Manage a fair and prosperous transition to net zero”””

“””Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.”””


Peta of Newark
Reply to  strativarius
May 19, 2023 2:57 am

You nailed it Strat:
Slightly similar and just from yesterday, BBC ran a story about how raw sewage was now being dumped into rivers and coastal waters.
They opened a comments thread which was intended, as BBC comments now are, to allow unhinged LeftWing KnowNothings & NutJobs to rant, rave and throw personal invective at ‘The Money Grubbing Conservative Party and Water Companies’
(Even Mr Putin got a few mentions?????)

Someone mentioned the halcyon 1970’s when all was lovely and I replied to say that UK population had doubled since then , also the amount of rainwater from roofs, roads, driveways etc entering the system would also have doubled and rising with all those new houses.

Meanwhile, NIMBYs in those house don’t want their roads all dug up to instal new drains.
Hence why it now cannot cope even before folks are flushing away all sorts of things they shouldn’t (blocking the drains) and having many many more baths and showers than they ever did.
(Because today’s rubbish carbohydrate/sugar food gives them Awful Body Odour – hence why they get eaten by ticks & mozzies. Not= Climate doing that.)

I pointed out that UK Gov is trying to build 300,000 new houses every year and connect them to a very old (Victorian) system.
IOW: Same as the electricity in this story = Government is (recklessly) increasing demand for a service but not the supply of that service.

Hence I said, that’s why the drains/sewers are now overflowing and the infrastructure cannot cope.

Everyone was also horrified at the suggested cost of improvements: £10 Billion.
I suggested that this was ‘peanuts’ and for every UK household amounted to £330.
If that figure was (according to the assembled throng/rabble) horrifying & unaffordable, how exactly are folks going to find £20,000 for a heat-pump and another 40 or 50 thousand for an electric car inside the next 7 or 8 years?

Everything I said, (I got past the AI robot moderator) was removed by A BBC Moderator

Just who are the deniers in ALL of this….

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 3:41 am

Where are the engineers who are supposed to be advising them?

Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 3:58 am

Laid off, fired, or retired.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  Tim Gorman
May 19, 2023 11:31 am

First ignored. Then laid off, fired, or retired as being extraneous to current requirements.

Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 4:05 am

Please keep up. The engineers are not supposed to be advising them. The only item in engineers’ job descriptions is: complying with regulations.

The Real Engineer
Reply to  Mike Jonas
May 20, 2023 1:18 am

I am an Engineer who has tried to advise them. I have now been cancelled by my own Institution, being removed from the advisory committee. That is how it works now!

Steve Richards
Reply to  The Real Engineer
May 20, 2023 2:18 am

Tell us more!

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 5:28 am

Engineers don’t make policy, they implement within policy guidelines. Idiot politicians decide policy despite what any technical person may advise them.

Reply to  YallaYPoora Kid
May 19, 2023 6:13 pm

That is right .The inmates really have taken over the asylum.
They have got green tinted glasses and their idiotic policies will eventually bankrupt any country where they have control.
It should be the first priority of any government to provide plenty affordable energy for their country.
Once a country is forced to use expensive intermittent electricity that country will join the race to the bottom .
All politicians should spend a year in an African town and living and working at menial jobs .
I know this will never happen but that is where these crazy anti energy – anti electric power decisions will lead to . POVERTY

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 12:09 pm

They are advised by ignorant green civil servants.

Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 1:35 pm

They don’t have Engineers advising – the advisors are 20 somethings, fresh from lefty indoctrination at Uni, no experience, no clue – Engineers would have advised to drop the whole nut zero crap way back

The Real Engineer
Reply to  Energywise
May 20, 2023 1:20 am

They did!!

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 4:37 am

“now being dumped into rivers and coastal waters.”

It always has been, it really isn’t anything new. You could say it’s the latest lever put to use by the greens. Do they have an answer? No. Only demands.

What London could do with is breaks in the sea of paving and tarmac to reduce runoff at the very least. My council has gangs employed renewing the paving in whole streets and there is no change in how or where it’s done. Something so very obvious and cheap does not occur to them. 

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 6:34 am

I doubt the BBC due to general legacy media ignorance tells us why this matter has suddenly come up. Given that the water industry rarely does anything voluntarily it is no surprise that new legislation has come into effect that monitors storm water overflow. The new bimbo in charge of Water UK who comes in with a vast knowledge of the industry gained from, er, um, er, um….using water at home and being connected to a sewer, lies that it is because of celeb campaigns. However, the £10bn is a mere splash to deal with a problem that will cost many times that amount. As Peta points out that with more housing, concreted over drives and more roads the runoff has increased.

I am probably unusual in having been to my local sewage farm when they had an open day back in my childhood. There were 2 huge lagoons that were used to store storm flows until they could be processed normally. But our friend Google shows us that these are no longer there. A great response to increased runoff.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 8:46 am

also the amount of rainwater from roofs, roads, driveways etc entering the system would also have doubled and rising with all those new houses.

Not even close to being accurate.
The amount of rainwater entering the sewers remains the same. Because of all the new building, the speed at which the rain that does fall makes it into the sewers has picked up. But the total amount remains unchanged.

Beyond that, building codes require retention ponds for all major construction which slows down the rate at which rain water enters the sewers.

Reply to  MarkW
May 19, 2023 2:34 pm

We have those stupid rules in New Zealand ,
A friend built a shed on his farm and had to install a tank for slow the rain off the roof with grass for 200 meters in every direction.
Where as a new subdivision in our small town has sealed roads 100 new houses and a lot of concrete drive ways and paths and very little grass.
The houses do have tanks to catch the roof water and let it out slowly which helps with heavy rainfall.
I cannot see how requiring a tank beside a shed on a farm will make any difference as the rain that falls would soon soak away before it got to a stream.
I have seen rivers of water running down grassed slopes on my farm during heavy rain so I suppose the next council regulation will be to construct ponds at the bottom of these slopes.

Reply to  MarkW
May 19, 2023 6:59 pm

I don’t know where you received your education but sewers are for black water and similar. STORMWATER from roof tops and similar should NOT be entering the wastewater system. Stormwater, (clean and preferably time lagged), SHOULD be going into streams and rivers.

The flows in a wastewater system, if they contain stormwater, can be many times the design flow of a wastewater only system. That excess flow results in overflows at pump stations and hence river dumps.

And for info, NEW buildings, being built to modern codes and under supervision generally DO NOT illegally connect the stormwater to the sewer. So they are NOT a contributor.

And you do not use retention ponds for wastewater, it quickly degrades presenting a biological hazard including massive problems associated with odour, methane emissions and the acidification of the waste stream.

Stormwater is NOT wastewater. Two different systems, two different solutions.

Reply to  Eng_Ian
May 19, 2023 10:44 pm

You describe the ideal. However much of the world does not operate based on your ideals.
For much of the world the two systems are the same, and for much of the rest, when the storm water system overflows, overflows into the waste water system.

Where did I say that retention ponds were used for waste water, is your reading comprehension really that bad?

Reply to  MarkW
May 19, 2023 11:22 pm

Out here in the real world, all sewer systems started off as combined wastewater and storm water systems. They also all started off as systems that dumped directly into local streams and rivers.

It was only later that the idea of treating the water before it was released caught on.
And it was much later that the idea of separating waste water and storm water into separate systems came about. Mostly because big storms caused the system to overflow and the overflow was being dumped untreated.

You really should try to educate yourself about the real world and stop being a jackass.

Reply to  Eng_Ian
May 20, 2023 11:25 am

Let’s take for example, London. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

When London was first established, there were no sewers of any kind.
People just threw their waste into the streets, and if you were lucky, the rain flushed it down to the Thames.
The next step was when they started paving over the various streams that ran through town, down to the Thames. They included drains to allow rain water to flow directly into these streams, rather than forcing it to run through the streets till it got to the river.
Over time, areas that weren’t next to these streams built connections between the drains on their streets back to these streams.
Still there was no separate black water sewer system. The rain just flushed the stuff from the streets into these storm water systems.
After flush toilets were invented and started to be installed, individual homes connected their drains directly to these already existing storm water sewers.

As London continued to grow, the people who ran the city started to notice the connection between polluted water and outbreaks of various diseases.
Their solution was to build a new system of sewers, these intercepted the existing storm water sewers before they could enter the river. This diverted water was carried down river far enough to get it outside the city and then dumped it into the river.
The next step was to build holding tanks that held the waste water until high tide so that the waste water could be pumped into the outgoing tide, making the flushing of it away frpm the city more efficient.

It wasn’t until many years after this that the first waste water treatment plants were built.
Separating storm water from sewage is a much more recent advancement and in most cities is still a work in progress.

Bill Toland
Reply to  strativarius
May 19, 2023 4:26 am

What is happening in Britain is the equivalent of proclaiming that everybody will ride unicorns in the future. To encourage the transition to unicorns, all horses will be shot immediately. What could possibly go wrong?

Dave Fair
Reply to  strativarius
May 19, 2023 12:43 pm

No one could have imagined a folly of this scale less than 2 years ago …”

People like me who understood where this was heading in the late 1970s (testimony to CA PUC, Energy Commission & etc.) have been saying it for decades. But what do we know? We’re just industry shills.

Eric Vieira
May 19, 2023 3:18 am

Blankets is one problem. Water damages to buildings due to bursting water pipes under freeze thaw conditions, as well as molds will also contribute to worsening of living standards.
They should bring this on, so the people really see, and feel what this all means, and boot them out of office at the next election round. The problem is: religions are hard to get rid of.

David Dibbell
May 19, 2023 3:24 am

A German crash test. Maybe the dummies should opt out of the program.

May 19, 2023 3:28 am


Wow! I had no idea!

Reply to  Denis
May 19, 2023 8:49 am

Was that generated by AI?

Steve Case
May 19, 2023 3:35 am

Yes Climate Change Policy CCP is a religion.

For those of you who didn’t follow the 22 lines long link:

May 19, 2023 3:39 am

What worries me is that these people must have engineers giving them advice and presumably that advice forms part of these decisions. There is some deep seated silliness being taught in some of our universities. Politicians are always dim bulbs but the engineers need to do better.

David Dibbell
Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 4:28 am

I am a long-time member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). This is their position on climate change, adopted recently. It is nuts. E,g. -“support the global consensus…a carbon negative future…implement sustainable climate action”.'s%20Position%20on%20Climate%20Change&text=A%20changing%20climate%20threatens%20the,a%20part%20in%20every%20solution.

What is being taught in the universities as “engineering” these days? It doesn’t sound familiar to me, from my time in class in the ’70’s.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  David Dibbell
May 19, 2023 7:03 am

Support the consensus? Unbelievably stupid.

Reply to  David Dibbell
May 19, 2023 7:33 am

The IEEE is worse, from what I’ve seen. It has even infected ASTM.

Reply to  karlomonte
May 19, 2023 8:51 am

In my experience, the people who run these societies are failed engineers who couldn’t make it in the field and then decided to go into politics as a fall back position.

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Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 4:44 am

Have you seen the state of education these days?

“Universities told to ‘go woke’ as degrees watchdog calls for courses to be ‘decolonised

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which checks on course standards, has updated its recommendations to include critical race theory, according to Mail Plus.

It suggests courses – including sciences and maths – teach about colonialism and “white supremacy”, with many tutors expected to take the advice on board.

One example from the QAA for computing courses is addressing how “hierarchies of colonial value” are “reinforced” in the field.

In Geography, it is suggested that “racism, classism, ableism, homophobia and patriarchy” are acknowledged. The advice comes as part of 25 “subject benchmarks”, which describe what students should study and the standards they should meet.”

Call for an engineer and you’ll get an expert on personal pronouns and doublethink.

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Reply to  Keitho
May 19, 2023 1:37 pm

No, the advisors these days are 20 something lefty indoctrinated Art or Literature Grads – Engineers would have called time on the whole nut zero con years ago

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The Real Engineer
Reply to  Keitho
May 20, 2023 1:28 am

See my comment a bit above. The Engineers voice has been deliberately cancelled. We told them and they didn’t want to hear. We wrote to them, they ignored us. Our Institutions then decided that we are not part of them, and published a load of rubbish green stuff, and patted themselves on the back. The membership continues to fall… David CEng.

May 19, 2023 5:02 am

Is it just me – or do other people see the superlong Google ad link in the article?

Reply to  c1ue
May 19, 2023 5:47 am

Yep, that’s supposed to be an ad. If its that complex, why would anyone expect it to work?

Reply to  c1ue
May 19, 2023 6:01 am

It is a super long link. When I put it into a browser, it produced an advert for Vulcan.

Krishna Gans
Reply to  c1ue
May 19, 2023 8:57 am
William Howard
May 19, 2023 5:13 am

well like South Africa they will certainlymeet their climate agenda goals while destroying citizens and their economy

Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 5:27 am

haha- I had a ‘lightbulb’ moment earlier this week…
(This is one for Terry Etam to expand upon)

What started it for me was news that, in the UK, People Who Work For Government now number over 10 Million
That is out of a total workforce (people with actual jobs) of about 30 Million.

Another trigger was reported news of The Blob.
This being something our present government ministers are compaling about = an insane amount of ‘Inertia’ within the Whitehall bureaucratic machine.
(Those who know/remember ‘Yes Minister’ from UK TV will know exactly what The Blob is)

My little lightbulb then went supernova incandescent by a memory that’s well over 40 years old (from the last couple of years at school) when myself and my peers were wondering what we were going to do with the rest of our lives.

The Thinking at the time was to ‘Get a job at a bank‘ – especially amongst the girls.
At the time, careers in The Financial Services were Solid Gold.
You had a job for life, a guaranteed super-subsidised mega-pension at the end, loads of holidays, fantastic working conditions plus myriad financial perks (cheap mortgages and loans) that nobody else got

Maybe not so much now as most of those jobs, and the High Street Banks they were in, are now gone. To the City of London and also to call-centres, many of them offshore.

What replaced that?
There was the answer = 1-in-3 now work for Government.
Government Work has almost all the perks I just described that you got working in a bank.
Fantastic, what’s not to like?

It is that, the Not To Like Thing, is = Elections

End preamble, my point: It is now that because so many folks work inside Government, come Election Time they are, instinctively, not going to do anything to rock the boat or in any way imperil their job, career, future prospects or pension.

So if/when election candidates promise all sorts of new Government initiatives and spending, all Government workers are going to jump at that as it furthers cements the security within their Government jobs.

So what hope has a Free and Fair Election got when so many are so personally biased?

it get even worse.Even if you’re not directly employed by Government, chances are you will be employed by Government as a ‘contractor’
Your job and career and everything thus depends on Government spending and if the promise more of the same at election, you’ll be mad not to vote for it.

See the problem.
Do we understand now why Rome fell apart.

Solution: Folks employed directly by Government should be disallowed from voting at any and all elections.

Now watch the heads explode and Holy H Cow, are they going to or what.

But can anyone fault the logic I just presented?
It perfectly explains the current climate mess and absolutely explains the Complete Train Wreck that is= Brexit

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 5:55 am

Solution: Folks employed directly by Government should be disallowed from voting at any and all elections.
I have been saying that for years – thanks for expressing it out loud.
At 50/50 change becomes impossible, at 1 in 3 its just simply neigh impossible.
When a large proportion of the electorate is beholden electoral fodder then democracy is in deep trouble,
Similarly, recipients of tax (government munificence to the unemployed etc,) should get no vote on how much tax is paid.

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Reply to  Chasmsteed
May 19, 2023 8:59 am

You can all those who subsist on government welfare to always vote for those who want more government.
If you add all those who get big checks from government to those who work for government, you might be already over 50%.

Reply to  MarkW
May 20, 2023 11:27 am

please add “count on” after the second word of that post.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 6:25 am

UK is somewhat different to Australia and USA. The latter have dedicated federal districts/cities. Biden got 92% of the vote in DC in 2020. The Labor held seat of Canberra got a two party preferred vote of 72% in 2022.

The Government workers know who will best feather their comfortable nests. Can you imagine their distaste for Trump in DC. The new Liberal leader in Australia, Peter Dutton, (have you heard of him?) is despised because he comes from Queensland where most of that filthy coal and gas filling Australian coffers is exported from. Coal and gas exports from Australia in the year ending June 2023 is heading for $10,000 per head of population. Enough in just one year to convert all households to off-grid power systems but it will be squandered on fat salaries for government pigs sucking the life out of the productive economy through regulatory red tape.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 7:18 am

Well, I’d call it “Brexit in Name Only.”

It’s as if a prisoner reached the end of his sentence and then promptly about faced and voluntarily re-entered incarceration.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 8:06 am

I’d go even further. Raise the voting age to somewhere around 25 years old. And restrict the vote to only those who pay taxes or serve in the military. Of course it will never happen. The politicians want their voters to be young and naive.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 19, 2023 1:34 pm

But you told us government exists to be your nanny. Which is it?

Let individuals work and freely choose how to spend their money and with whom to associate and engage in commerce. Let government protect the population against criminals and foreign invaders. Nothing more.

Now really, how much worse would that life be than the one your betters are preparing for you as we speak?

May 19, 2023 5:49 am

South Africa provides the way forward for a western world demonising CO2. Part 9 of their national electricity supply code sets out the circumstances of each of the 8 stages of demand management.



Germany will only need to translate South Africa’s best practice demand management code; no need to reinvent it.

I think Stage 16 is under development. That is the stage of permanent termination.

If you want electricity in South Africa you must provide your own source. Grid secession is the way forward. Just make certain the perimeter fencing has barbed wire and guard dogs inside.

May 19, 2023 6:15 am

I look forward to Nick Stokes trying to explain this away.

Joe Gordon
Reply to  Graemethecat
May 19, 2023 9:12 am

People who Believe do not read anything that does not confirm their religion. That hasn’t changed. It’s why we all know the answer to the trivia question “at what temperature does paper burn?”

John Oliver
May 19, 2023 7:04 am

We know all these net zero ,neg zero policies are going to fail. The only question now is how bad the pain of failure has to be before people reverse course or have an epiphany or simply come to their senses and stop voting for eco tyranny ( or just tyrants period). Debt financing malinvestment is a catastrophic combo .

Reply to  John Oliver
May 19, 2023 7:15 am

One thing is now for sure: even if a course reversal occurs for this juggernaut, the fall of our civilisation is now too advanced to prevent.

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May 19, 2023 7:12 am

“No one could have imagined a folly of this scale less than 2 years ago”

Au contraire; most of us have seen this coming – to Germany, Australia, the UK, etc.

May 19, 2023 7:15 am

This was never about climate but all about Big Brother behind the curtain. And all those idiots think there are too many of us.

Writing Observer
May 19, 2023 7:25 am

Not to worry, German Volk – you won’t need that electricity anyway, after your heat pump and charging cables are stolen.

Reply to  Writing Observer
May 19, 2023 7:37 am

One wonders if the Reichstag could be in danger again.

May 19, 2023 7:43 am

Seemingly nothing can stop the energy suicide several countries are engaging in. How far back in time are people willing to go before they speak up? German industry, most notably the auto sector, has already warned of shutdown if the trend continues and that doesn’t appear to discourage them. Will it be lack of jobs, food, heat, or medical access that becomes the straw?

Bob Johnston
May 19, 2023 7:45 am

Excellent news. The sooner a number of high profile countries and states fail catastrophically with renewable nonsense the quicker we can point and laugh and hopefully get everyone to understand the stupidity of this. Who knows, maybe if it’s bad enough we might get the EPA and CARB defunded.

May 19, 2023 7:56 am

Story Tip

In a May 15 speech to an EU-sponsored event appropriately titled “The Beyond Growth Conference,” European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said out loud what the climate alarm movement has been trying to keep under wraps for a decade: That economic de-growth enforced by authoritarian governments is a fundamental element of its agenda.

Tom Abbott
May 19, 2023 8:33 am

From the article: “Companies planning to set up shop in Germany may want to think again if they plan on using electricity. Firstly prices have soared and are among the highest in the world, and secondly: don’t expect the supply to be reliable as brownouts are now in the plans.”

Yeah, I want to start up a business under those conditions!

German leaders are totally insane and are taking their nation down the Road to Ruin because of their unwarranted, irrational fear of CO2.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 19, 2023 1:04 pm

No one at the top has an unwarranted, irrational fear of CO2; they are as aware of the facts as we are. Those at the top are using an unwarranted, irrational fear of CO2 to control the populace into accepting Marxism and allowing the destruction of Western enlightenment and the benefits of free market economies. They are cynical ideologues and naked profiteers.

May 19, 2023 8:41 am

Where’s griff and nick to assure us that the fact there have been no grid collapses so far, proves that the grid won’t collapse in the future?

Krishna Gans
May 19, 2023 8:52 am

The ultralong google-link leads to nowhere…..
Certainely the correct one to Notrickszone

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Mary Jones
May 19, 2023 9:20 am

“No one could have imagined a folly of this scale less than 2 years ago, just before the current Socialist-Green government took over the reins of power at the end of 2021.”

Lots of people DID imagine it – and said it was folly. They were called climate deniers.

Reply to  Mary Jones
May 19, 2023 4:34 pm

Its a traffic light coalition – Socialist- Free market liberals -Greens partys
Mekel mostly had a CDU- SPD government .

Even the CDU long time party fellow travellers the CSU, or Christian Social Union

Socialist doesnt mean the same in germany

Douglas Pollock
May 19, 2023 9:50 am

If I’m about to freeze to death because the government decided to cut off my electricity, well, before I and my children die, I’ll go and cut down the nearest tree, right? Now multiply that by a few million for everyone affected and for a “cool” winter season. How about that? Just imagine the increase in pollution, the gigantic clearing of forests and HORROR!, more man-made global warming. Not to mention what would happen if the government intervenes in the people’s attempt to save their lives. This time, unlike the NAZI death camps, people could probably react somehow differently. That’s where we could see violent riots or, more precisely, a civil war with, although, a happy ending with those responsible green politicians hanging in the main square, like Benito and his mistress.

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Reply to  Douglas Pollock
May 19, 2023 12:07 pm

The possibility of this happening is one of the reasons why governments around the world are so anxious to get weapons of all types out of the hands of citizens.

Reply to  MarkW
May 19, 2023 12:26 pm

In our lifetimes, the Ceaucescus come to mind.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
May 19, 2023 1:13 pm

And sophisticated people whine about the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment. It will make all the difference when the Leftist-forced nut-cutting starts. People exercising their right to armed self-defense will protect themselves, families and neighborhoods during the upcoming societal breakdowns caused by energy rationing. Ration energy and you ration everything else.

May 19, 2023 10:02 am

This should be amusing. The last European national leader who imposed energy and electricity rationing was Nicolae Ceaucescu. It had unpleasant consequences for him and his family when the Rumanian revolutionaries rounded him up and shot him and his wife. It might be interesting to see what the life expectancy of assorted SPD and Green leaders will be after imposing this.

Krishna Gans
Reply to  cgh
May 19, 2023 10:19 am

They will even not be sued for the destruction of the country

Bob Johnston
Reply to  cgh
May 19, 2023 10:21 am

This would actually be the perfect outcome. Current politicians have no fear of their constituents. That needs to change.

Reply to  Bob Johnston
May 19, 2023 12:25 pm

Agreed. “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson.Or
(1) People should not be afraid of their governments. – YouTube

Joe Gordon
Reply to  cgh
May 19, 2023 3:00 pm

The FBI snaps its fingers and banks fall all over themselves providing all sorts of private information, as long as the cause is woke enough.

Fear might have been a positive 200 years ago, but surely civilization has evolved. If we don’t teach our children not to fear – governments, climageddon, so-called teachers – then maybe future generations will elect better leaders than we have.

Unfortunately, this will get worse long before it gets better. Violence always has that result, and always backfires in the long run.

May 19, 2023 5:27 pm

Meanwhile Energy Minister Bowen gets rid of the pesky bad news Energy Security Board as the clownfest scrabbles about knowing they need more reliable gas if the lights aren’t to go out but how to sugarcoat that for the troops-
Energy tsar board axed as ministers clean up transition (

Edward Katz
May 19, 2023 6:09 pm

This is the result when untested, unproven technologies are adopted with no track record. If other jurisdictions fall for too much socially fashionable Green gimmicks, they’ll be in the same boat as Germany and deserve it.

May 20, 2023 1:48 am

This from the nation that launched two world wars it had no chance of winning and legally elected the NSDAP with Adolf Hitler as Chancellor. No surprise here that they engage in nationaler Selbstmord.

michael hart
May 20, 2023 4:56 am

“As compensation for the affected consumers, it is envisaged that they will receive a reduction in their grid fees.”

To paraphrase Han Solo, “I can envisage quite a lot”, but cynical experience tells me that won’t happen.

May 28, 2023 10:54 am

It looks like Germany is intent in joining that elite group of “test case” countries: Malta for how quickly one can take down a Catholic nation and make it foremost in LGBT ideology, Canada for wiping out history and the individual, Germany for reducing an economic powerhouse to ashes, and Venezuela from richest to poorest South American nation.

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