A few posts ago I wrote,
…Germany is the Ground Zero where rationality and mysticism intersect.
Boy, was I off! I had no idea Teutonic Elektrizität had gotten so…what’s German for SNAFUBAR?
Because there are almost no storage options, the excess energy has to be destroyed at substantial cost.
Good thing solar power is available 24/7, then! The Germans have gotten so power-screwy that even the opposition to budget-devouring Sọnnenkraftwerks is insane. Am I reading this right?
Berlin energy economist Georg Erdmann, a member of the monitoring group on the energy transition appointed by Chancellor Merkel, views the expansion of solar energy as a threat to the planned nuclear phase-out.
His objection isn’t the engineering and financial albtraum . Nope, no problem there. But it’s such a gigantic–what’s German for fustercluck?—that nothing but nukes could save their power grid!
And of course after Fukushima, German nukes are simply unthinkable. Because what if Biblis gets hit with a thirteen-meter tsunami? We all see the danger, right?
Hey!! I believe this is the very first image ever customized for here. So ignore the German grammar mistakes sure to make edo and the GSB wince. Just note that we’ve advanced all the way to photo manipulation.
At this rate, your promised “wormme-3D” will arrive right after commercially viable time-travel. Rendering the delay moot!