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With blackouts looming, German government’s disaster preparation day promotes ‘cooking without electricity’

RT | October 1, 2021

High demand and the transition to green power has left much of Europe at risk of blackouts. In Germany, state authorities are teaching the public to heat their homes with candles and get used to “cooking without electricity.”

State authorities in North-Rhine Westphalia will hold their first ‘Disaster Protection Day’ on Saturday, with instructors in the city of Bonn teaching citizens how to get by “in the event of a long power failure.” An advert by the federal Civil Protection Office gives a hint of what’s in store, and features an elderly woman wearing several layers of clothing, heating her apartment with candles burning under an upturned flower pot and sealing her windows with reflective foil.

The Civil Protection Office on Friday unveiled an ad campaign focusing on all aspects of crisis preparation, and will soon release a targeted strategy addressing “stockpiling, extreme weather, power failure and emergency baggage.” Meanwhile, officials will present a new book entitled ‘Cooking Without Electricity’ at the event in Bonn on Saturday.

Based on these official communications, blackouts are coming to Germany soon. While the idea of the world’s sixth-most developed country being unable to power itself may seem ludicrous, the problem is Europe-wide, and is the result of a number of factors.

Germany relies heavily on natural gas for heat and power, and supplies were depleted following an unusually cold winter and spring. Globally, gas markets are tight, with increased demand in Asia and an upsurge in air-conditioner use during a hot summer in Europe driving prices to record highs.

Compounding the problem, wind-power generation fell this year, literally due to a lack of wind in Germany. Coal burning has increased to make up this shortfall, yet the cost of European Union ‘carbon credits’ on this fuel is passed on to consumers, with the end result being a spike in energy costs for ordinary Germans, who already pay the highest price per kilowatt hour in the world.

Both the EU and the German government want to rely more heavily on wind and other renewables for power in the future. The EU’s 2030 plan calls for 32% of all energy to be generated from renewable sources, and while Germany already exceeds this target with 44%, the German government plans on eliminating nuclear power by next year and coal by 2038.

Combined, nuclear and coal account for 39% of all electricity generated in Germany. Unless the country can dramatically expand its renewable sector, and count on the wind to power it, their elimination will likely result in even higher prices, and more ‘Disaster Protection Days’ in the coming years.

The same mismatch of supply and demand, coupled with a costly and unreliable transition to green power, has also been seen in other European countries in recent months.

October 1, 2021 - Posted by | Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity | ,


  1. It is funny that Germans are encouraged to cook without electricity while in the Netherlands new houses are built that lack the ability to cook on gas.

    The reference to nuclear energy is however quite frightening. All attempts to store the waste material have failed. The reactor buildings at Fukushima were filled to the brim with used fuel rods, which caused the roofs to be blown off when cooling was disrupted.

    The reason why some people argue for nuclear energy is the promise of endless energy production. They want a bit more convenience in life without having to think about the consequences. It’s really that stupid.

    And with the imminent culling of the herd in sight (the jab has been administred) it seems to me that the whole energy discussion will have to be redone within only a few years from here.

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    Comment by Balthasar Gerards | October 2, 2021 | Reply

    • In my view the reference to eliminating nuclear power generation simply suggests that, given the uselessness of wind and solar, more natural gas generated power is going to be required. But then your final point is correct, the current shortages may not be poor planning but a result of demand not dying back quite fast enough. It will be quite a trick to balance supply and demand with the decimation of the population.


      Comment by aletho | October 2, 2021 | Reply

  2. Now that Germans are dying like flies from the vaxx….I mean covaids…why not install crematoria in apartment blocks and kill two birds with the one stone…if you’ll pardon my somewhat crude pun. What would Greta Thunfisch think? And don’t forget according to holy hollow cost legend the Germans have supposedly had “some experience” with body burning…. they are reported to have burned a Jew every minute between 1939 and 1945 to reach the last “final solution”…now they could also probably get away with burning those dastardly, deadly, anti demokratic, anti vaxxers as well. Win win win

    Pfizer macht frei
    Everywhere is the new Ouch Witz.


    Comment by planetsheeple | October 2, 2021 | Reply

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