- Oct 6, 2015
Replacing capacity going offline isn't the same as adding capacity. Even with Germany's heroic efforts wind is still only up to a bit over 12% of total German electric generation. Again, if you're going to advocate for solutions that will cause large economic disruption you can at least be clear-eyed about the trade-offs and not sugar coat the upside. You're being a complete head case if you advocate for a fossil fuel free econony but you likewise don't recognize that's at least a couple generations away with current technologies and maintaining anything even close to our current lifestyles. 99.9% of the rest of us don't feel like reverting to North Korean quality of life so you can indulge your childish fantasies that don't recognize reality.
By 2050, it aims to meet 80 percent of electricity needs with renewables such as wind, solar and biogas, which now generate around a quarter.
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