“We do not address the real problems that we have with the energy crisis,” says Hamburg’s former Social Democratic Senator for the Environment, Fritz Vahrenholt (73).
And the former top politician clarified: “We have a gas shortage, followed by an electricity shortage and the prices are flying around our ears.” Court. Of course, he knew that gas would be scarce and was preparing the people for it. “But I expect an economics minister to take care of the 5.6 million workers who depend on gas.”
Habeck has a problem, he is a green man and cannot get out of his green mentality, concludes the former top SPD functionary. In addition, Vahrenholt also refers to the “duplicity” on energy issues by the German government.
Because one could not reactivate their own coal mines, they “begged” the Colombian president to expand open-cast mining in the South American country so that Germany could get coal. At the same time, coal-fired power plants in Germany, for example in the structurally weak East German Lausitz region, would be closed.
When asked by moderator Nena Schenk about the demand that people should take shorter showers to harm Russian President Vladimir Putin, the social democrat says with a wink: “That only brings something in the per thousand range!”
And Vahrenholt demands that shale gas production in Germany be promoted. He thinks that ending nuclear power is wrong – the last three nuclear power plants in the country should not be shut down. “We can’t seriously believe that we can supply the energy needs of such a highly industrialized society as we are with wind and sun,” the social democrat calls for a rethinking of the energy mix.
Renewable energies can only cover 5-10 percent of the energy requirement. Particularly explosive: If the German federal government does not change its mind immediately, Germany will return to the “status of a developing country”.
“We will have electricity rationing like in South Africa,” warns Vahrenholt. The head of the energy company “EOS” is cited here, who said that a blackout could only be prevented if the electricity – in the event of a shortage – is consciously allocated.