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The Reason Renewables Can't Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To


“The Energiewende — the biggest political project since reunification — threatens to fail,” reports... [+] Germany's largest news magazine.

Der Spiegel

Over the last decade, journalists have held up Germany’s renewables energy transition, the Energiewende, as an environmental model for the world.

“Many poor countries, once intent on building coal-fired power plants to bring electricity to their people, are discussing whether they might leapfrog the fossil age and build clean grids from the outset,” thanks to the Energiewende, wrote a New York Times reporter in 2014.

With Germany as inspiration, the United Nations and World Bank poured billions into renewables like ...


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