German Brown Coal

Germany, lying about furnaces – again!

German ambassador’s slam at Canada on global warming reeks of hypocrisy

But the reality is Germany has always been given an undeserved free pass on the issue of its own greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

That’s because it is falsely held up by environmentalists as a model of green propriety, since it gets up to 30% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

But all that does is mask Germany’s dirty little secret.

That is that it gets far more of its electricity, 45%, by burning coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel.

  • ontario john

    Well, the Germans are experts on furnaces.

  • tom_billesley

    They’ve decided to ditch nuclear energy, and half of their nuclear power plants have already been shut down.

  • ntt1

    And the coal they burn is known as brown coal from the Ruhr valley, it is little more than compressed peat and emits enormous amounts of noxious gases.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I guess they’ll Ruhr the day they got rid of nuclear.

      • ntt1

        at least the black forest is long gone ..victim of acidic rain I believe the hams and tasty cake still abide.