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Germany’s GHG Emissions Have Not Fallen For Ten Years

March 29, 2018

By Paul Homewood


Repost from NoTricksZone:



German CO2 equivalent emissions refuse to budge 10 straight years running, despite hundreds of BILLIONS invested in green energies.

As we have been hearing recently, global CO2 emissions continue their steady climb, despite the trillions of dollars committed to green energy sources worldwide and efforts to curb CO2 emissions.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA).

Looking at countries individually, Germany, a self-designated “leader” for carbon free energies, saw its equivalent CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 fall only a measly half a percent.

Big green talk, so little to show

If any country has seen huge chasm between its CO2 reductions performance and its lofty green rhetoric, Germany is it.

Despite the hundreds of billions already spent on green energies, mainly, wind, sun and biogas, Paris Accord cheerleader Germany has not seen any progress in CO2 reductions ten years running:

Germany CO2 equivalent emissions, millions of metric tons.  Non CO2 GHG shown as brown.

Source UBA.

According to Germany’s UBA Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency), Germany’s reductions still remain stuck at the levels of 10 years ago (2009 = 908 million tonnnes CO2 equivalent – see chart above).

Dubious 1990 benchmark

Most of the country’s CO2 reductions since 1990 arose from the shutdown of old communist run East German industry, after the eastern and western parts of the divided nation united in 1990.

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  1. Joe Public permalink
    March 29, 2018 10:35 am

    Compare the significant increases in wind & solar capacities:


    Wind 22.79 GW
    Solar 6.12 GW


    Wind 56.18 GW
    Solar 42.98 GW

  2. March 29, 2018 12:47 pm

    This is no surprise, since wind, solar and biomass lead to increased emissions and nuclear reduces emissions.

  3. Athelstan permalink
    March 29, 2018 3:28 pm

    Looking at countries individually, Germany, a self-designated “leader” for carbon free energies, saw its equivalent CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 fall only a measly half a percent.

    “Germany, a self-designated “leader” for carbon free energies”

    Someone is being economical with the truth, are they not?

    The Germans are, busily retrofitting their ‘dirty’ coal facilities and even building some new coal generation. Thus, clearly, with the Fatherland posing as a a self-designated “leader” and therein browbeating its vassal states (Britain) – it is a case of “do as I say, not as I do”.

    Not that I blame them (the German state), industry and manufacturing is a key and a major priority in Germany, in stark contrast, whereas, here in the UK it always seems to me (and no doubt many on this blog site), that, our UK manufacturing and industrial sector is the very last thing on our HMG’s minds.
    The very last thing on HMG minds, all of which begs the question, the only thing which actually fills the coffers – are people who make stuff and sell it and when our government has ‘stiffed’ the productive sector through onerous taxation and exhorbitantly expensive energy tariffs and intermittent supply…………. who’s gonna do da bizniz?. A simple question, but there’s no one ‘in’ at Westminster able to answer it and going back, since 1973.

    A point to note insofar as I am concerned, personally speaking I do have some German friends, who it should be said are quite aghast at the German ‘energiewende’ double speak – their thinking why the subterfuge? .
    And to say the least, the German state, its governance and apparatus and many of the people are at variance – the greens-Commies are getting a pasting at the polls and some Germans, a lot of Germans may the Lord Bless them are at long last ‘getting it’ about the great green scam, all power to their elbows, vote AfD to bring home the reality.

    Anti Germans – never, anti German state – we witness their overt duplicity.

  4. HotScot permalink
    March 30, 2018 6:27 pm

    This will doubtless lead on the BBC news tonight.

    /sarc off

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