Dr. Barbara Kolm writes in The Daily Signal about Germany’s irrational energy policy.
- Germany’s pro-renewable, anti-everything else (including nuclear) energy push has made the country more dependent on fossil fuels and Russia to meet its energy needs.
- In 2020, 63.7% of Germany’s imported energy came from Russia which led to soaring prices and energy shortages after the invasion of Ukraine.
- And while the country expanded its share of renewables, it shut down its remaining nuclear plants which delivered reliable, carbon-free power to the grid.
- While renewables are important to a diverse, clean energy mix, Germany’s government-centric approach shows the dangers of top-down energy policies.
Read the full article here.