February 14, 2014

Germany's Energy Goals Backfire

Vaclav Smil, The American

The Associated Press

Germany’s radical initiative to subsidize renewable electricity generation has resulted in higher carbon dioxide emissions and the most expensive electricity in Europe, with the poor disproportionately bearing the burden.

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TAGGED: Germany, Renewable Energy


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The Threat of Another Euro Crisis
Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
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February 12, 2014
Can Germany Grow Up?
Jochen Bittner, New York Times
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U.S.-German Relations at a Postwar Low
Roger Cohen, New York Times
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New York Times
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February 10, 2014
Europeans Are Telling the EU to F*** Off, Too
Alex Berezow, RCW
Now, the EU is upset. Or, at least Angela Merkel, the de facto empress of the EU, is pretending to be. However, what you won't hear in all of the press coverage is that "f*** the EU" is a rather common sentiment, particularly... more ››