Today: 20.Oct.2019

Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry, Chairman, German Wildlife Foundation: But the beautiful new world of Gretl, Annalena and Robert has its price. The authors anticipated a 60% CO2 reduction, which is expected to be achieved by 2030. By then, that will cost 4300 billion in 11 years. So that the parents of Fridays for the Future understand the 4600 billion correctly: that is 153 billion per year; at 40 million households in Germany each household pays 320 € per month monthly - net. And if it goes to Gretl and her followers, namely in 15 years to achieve 100% renewable energy, then that would be 640 € a month - if it does not sooner come to a collapse of the German energy supply, which is very likely.

Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry, Chairman, German Wildlife Foundation: The sun was strongly subnormal in March 2019. It showed only about 33% of the activity averaged over this cycle month. The global mean temperature in March was still only 0.34 ° C above the long-term average from 1979 to 2010, based on satellite measurements the level of the year 2010. Wood combustion will not contribute to reducing CO2 in the coming decades, contrary to the well-known political assessment and the extraordinarily high subsidy. Wood has a comparably low energy density and initially generates significantly more CO2 per kW of heat than fossil fuels do. GO TO PAGE FIVE FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION.

Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry, Chairman, German Wildlife Foundation: You have called the German energy transition a "disaster". How so? Fritz Vahrenholt : First of all, after the tsunami in Japan, the German government decided within a weekend to renounce nuclear energy, which until then had created the base load for German industry. Since then, the government wants to replace this secure energy with fluctuating electricity from sun and wind. Everyone knows that this is not sensible.

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Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry, Chairman, German Wildlife Foundations: The foundation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement has collapsed. By 2100, whatever we do, we will not exceed the 2 degree limit. What happens to the worldwide use of coal? There is no departure from coal except in Europe and Canada. China and India, according to the Paris Agreement, like all developing countries, massively expand coal-fired power stations. In China, 280,000 MW will be added, in India 174,000 MW. By comparison, the entire brown coal fleet in Germany has a capacity of 22,700 MW. 1600 coal-fired power plants are built in 62 countries worldwide, most of them by Chinese power plant builders and with the help of Chinese loans

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