Habeck reports from the “transformation workshop”

From his ministry’s “transformation workshop,” the minister of economic affairs reports. In it, one imagines hydrogen serving as a fuel and develops a “hydrogen network acceleration law” to achieve this. The only aspect of hydrogen generation and heat pumps that are yet unknown is where the electricity will come from.

Here, a huge wheel is being turned “Robert Habeck says. At the so-called workshop report of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Protection on Thursday, the Minister stated that we are in the process of repositioning this country for the next decades (BMWK). Habeck wants to assure everybody who has any doubts that there is a plan. Those who believe that Germany must rapidly reduce its carbon footprint and those who find the idea of moving the country’s industries to a purported “hydrogen economy” repugnant.

The rhetoric, which uses terms like reliable, emergency regulation, ramp-up, legal norms produced, and acceleration, is louder the more megalomaniac the plans sound. He also sought to underline how “prosperity may be regenerated in a climate-neutral fashion” in response to the vocal criticism that his ordinances on building refurbishment and heating bans were destroying property and negatively impacting living conditions.

Now hollow statements like: “It is important that the socio-ecological renewal of our prosperity goes hand in hand with a renewed prosperity sharing, which carries good work into the future, which strengthens the common infrastructures, and in which the burdens of the necessary change are borne in solidarity” are coming from this transformation workshop of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

At the press briefing, Habeck stated, “We need a hydrogen infrastructure. The only requirement is that it be completed fast. Keep in mind that this infrastructure is needed for an energy source that does not yet exist and whose location and cost of production are both unknown. A “hydrogen network acceleration law” is now being written at Habeck for this reason.

Habeck reports on fruitful conversations with the actively involved industry. Habeck is of the opinion that the industry, especially the basic industry, needs renewable hydrogen. This would be incredibly expensive, which is why so-called “climate protection agreements” are currently being made with the steel sector. These agreements stipulate that the state should pay the price difference between expensive hydrogen and affordable fossil energy like oil and gas. The first contracts are expected to be completed this year, claims Habeck. Nonetheless, Habeck has since acknowledged that there are already “complicated systems”.

Habeck is trying to sound upbeat when he says that this country’s industrial base will likewise be renewed as part of the energy system’s renovation. And directly: “We build these growth markets.” He also uses this in reference to wind turbines, although he omits to explain why, despite being built for 30 years, the last producers have just shut down their final factory. Simply speaking, very few people want to add new wind turbines to the scenery, especially after the most recent wind turbine tenders were heavily inked. Particularly in the interior of the nation where there is insufficient wind, operators nonetheless benefit from the subsidies even though they are difficult to fund.

Habeck says, “We’ll get things organized. Everything must move quite quickly. Literally: “Now we’re working on it. We’re going to finish it right now!

Two “wind summits” are scheduled for this year. The Ministry of Economic Affairs was hijacked by Habeck’s squads, which created the conditions for wind turbines to be speedily installed in the forests without the locals being able to do much about it. The Green Party has previously insisted on environmental impact evaluations, but they are now being eliminated. Habeck claims that “counting of species” will no longer be necessary for the future.

Municipalities ought to take part in “value creation,” according to Habeck. Yet, there is no “added value” if there is no wind. The taxpayer then makes up the missed return with a nearly absurd quantity of his subsidies. In any case, the phrase “left pocket-right pocket” was not always employed to describe increased value.

The 10-H rule in Bavaria has been loosened so that wind turbines can be installed, he boasts of his visits there. Even so, it had become so soft that it was all but gone. In order to protect the residents, at least temporarily, from the effects of the wind turbines, this rule mandates that wind turbines must be ten times higher than the next housing estate. Up to this point, Prime Minister Söder gave significant emphasis to this because he fears the protests of his Bavarians. But now that we have a tailwind, everything is moving more quickly (Habeck). The “appropriate remuneration of wind power” helps with this. Now Habeck only needs to supply wind.

Habeck is also attempting to dispel the notion that his planned prohibition on the use of gas and oil heating systems will leave homeowners in a dire financial situation. A new heat pump is irrelevant if someone constructs a villa costing $10 million. Financial opportunities would need to be made available for the others. Habeck declares, “The social problem has been resolved!” The installation of 200,000 heat pumps was advertised last year. Habeck: “It must succeed even if there is still insufficient cash.” The idea that money must be earned does not appear to give a Green economics minister restless nights.
Heat pumps use a lot of energy. Habeck has no concern about where the electrical energy should originate from.

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