Germans in ‘Green’ Power Backlash: Burgeoning Free Democrats Run on Anti-Wind Platform

Germans are a relatively cool tempered bunch, keen for consensus and to avoid serious civil confrontation.

Which goes some way to explain why Germany was overrun by these things; with thousands of them speared all across their farms and forests. However, Germans quite obviously have their limits of tolerance.

During the winter just gone, with a total collapse in wind and solar power output, Germany had to scramble to keep its lights on using coal-fired power plants, resurrected to deal with a grid on the brink of collapse and nuclear power imported from France.

Rocketing power prices have also taken their toll on the German sense of humour.

But, as with every community forced to live with these things, Germans are just as hostile: constant exposure to turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound is enough to rattle the resolve of even the most stoic.

And now that the victims realise that the whole thing is an enormous fraud, the political tide is turning.

No longer do vanity signalling Greens hold sway. Now, it’s the Free Democrats who are attracting not just attention, but votes, simply because they are ready to call wind power for what it is.

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy
No Tricks Zone
Pierre Gosselin
17 May 2017

Over the past few years Germans have been increasing their protests against the construction of wind turbines in the countryside and the industrial littering of the landscape.

Hundreds of citizens’ protest groups have since formed with the aim of fiercely opposing the construction of wind parks in forests, open landscapes and near residential areas.

The level of resistance has reached the point where politicians are taking real notice, and now view it as a political issue worth adopting.

The latest sign of this happening comes from the FDP Free Democrats, who have been resurging in Germany as of late. Last Sunday the party saw a record number of voters turn out in the state elections of North Rhine Westphalia. The Greens, on the other hand, saw almost half of their voters disappear.

Further south in the German state of Hesse, home of Frankfurt, parliamentarian René Rock, FDP energy policy spokesman, has called for the return of “an energy policy of reason” and come out “with great passion against a purely ideologically motivated building of further wind parks in the Hesse”.

Rock’s website here states:

Wind energy is neither economically nor climate-politically sensible, it endangers the health of people and wildlife, and it destroys the beautiful and valuable natural and cultural heritage.

Over the past years many Germans have been horrified seeing protected forests getting chopped down and cleared to make way for 200-meter tall turbines. Not only is it an eyesore, a danger to wildlife and uneconomical, Rock also adds that Germany’s EEG feed-in act is “the most unsocial law that Germany has ever had and that it must be stopped immediately. It is nothing more than pure redistribution from the bottom up and has put the market economy out of order.

Rock also calls for a new energy policy that “really protects people, wildlife and the environment, that is the best market solution and one that foremost researches nuclear fusion.

He also calls for the 10H setback rule, which requires wind turbines to be placed no closer to any resident than 10 times its height and that people’s concerns need to be taken more seriously.

Bad Nauheim mayor candidate Britta Weber, also of the Free Democrats, came out against the construction of a wind park nearby, stating that the “FDP here won’t go along with it. Every wind turbine is one too many. We need new technologies, other research areas, a return back to supply and demand, protection of our homeland, without ideology and state nannyism.”
No Tricks Zone

Free Democrats rally the angry and forgotten German people.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Good news. But I wonder, as the fdp are currently polling at around 9%, how relevant this might be at the next election?

    • From little things, big things grow. It’s a beginning, not the end.

    • Germany has proportional representation, with a threshold of 5% to get into the system. The “Greens” are hovering around the 5% level, they are a big problem that just might vanish soon, after their high water mark in the previous govt, in which they formed part of the governing coalition.

  2. For anyone who wants to discuss this in English at a forum in Athens, Greece:

    http://www.helada.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11324&start=0

  3. Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

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