Klaus Josef Lutz, head of the agricultural and energy group BayWa, is frustrated with the work of the governing traffic light coalition in Germany. “What the federal government is doing is simply insufficient,” says Lutz to “Bild”.
“The traffic light is ruining our country,” continued the energy boss. Above all, he mentions the energy policy, which, according to Lutz, misleads the public in terms of supply, as well as the handling of nuclear power plants. He cannot understand why Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) wants to switch off all nuclear reactors in Germany in the long term. Such “shutdown orgies” would do enormous damage to the country and its economy and encourage companies to migrate abroad. “We are talking about the existence of our country, the traffic light is jeopardizing it,” said the BayWa CEO.
Instead of Habeck, Lutz would like an economics minister “who really understands something about economics” and develops sound solutions. According to the head of energy, these would not only include renewable energies, but also nuclear power and fracking. “We now have to pull out all the stops and use everything that is available and, above all, expand it as quickly as possible,” says Lutz.
According to the Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck, the decision to end nuclear energy next spring will be final. “In my view, the nuclear debate is over for this coalition with Olaf Scholz’s announcement. If you don’t want to damage the Chancellor’s authority, you stick to what has been decided,” said the Green politician on Thursday evening on the ZDF program “Maybrit Illner”.
With a view to the winter of 2023/24, Habeck said that the supply situation would in all probability be better than it is now, even without nuclear power. “The difference will be that we will get additional gas capacities over the next year,” he said, referring to the projects on the north German coasts. This could replace a large part of the loss of Russian gas.
“The concern that we will have a stability problem in the grid because the gas-fired power plants are not running properly is therefore significantly lower and basically,” said Habeck. The first investor for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Germany was opened in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, on Tuesday. Tankers with LNG should arrive in Wilhelmshaven from mid-January.
Parliament decided last week that the Isar 2, Neckarwestheim 2 and Emsland kilns should remain in operation until April 15, 2023. This is the provisional conclusion of a heated argument within the traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP. Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) decided at the end of October with a word of power that the three nuclear power plants should continue to be operated until April 15th.
Because the government is spending the money like there’s no tomorrow, taxes are now being increased. The first step has been taken, unnoticed by the public. From January 1st, the inheritance tax on real estate will increase by easily 500 percent.
In the case of the murdered Hanna, there is now an arrest. The police announced this on Saturday. However, the police denied the help of a clairvoyant.
Wilderness trainer Marco Plass survives weeks without electricity on his tours. As a graduate organizational psychologist, however, he believes that chaos threatens German cities in the event of a blackout. Even if an emergency is unlikely, everyone should play through it.
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