How Germany Postponed Global Warming…for Seven Hours

This article is actually about the irresponsible (and one might argue immoral) use of food to power vehicles (attention ethanol lobby).

What struck me is how often policies have unintended consequences, often times negative unintended consequences. The author points out one such consequence in the course of the article:

Germany led the world in putting up solar panels, funded by $75 billion in subsidies. The result? Inefficient, uncompetitive solar technology sitting on rooftops in a cloudy country, delivering a trivial 0.1 per cent of Germany’s total energy supply, and postponing the effects of global warming by seven hours in 2100.

Hahahaha….I like this guy.

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