I know, I know, you don't speak German but you might have to if we remain in this German empire for much longer! Anyway, to translate my title to this post, it is:
I bring you good news from Germany!
But first of all, I must ask you all not to shriek with laughter and fall off your chairs clutching your sides but the fact is, as advised by Mr. Larry Hamlin at the ever excellent WUWT site, Germany's self-styled, 'ultra-Greenie' Energiewende is a colossal and hugely expensive cock-up of the first order! According to the German Federal Audit Office - why do I think their investigators wear long leather coats and trilbies? - Germany's great 'Greenie' revolution in which carbon fuels would be replaced by nice, clean renewables has, in effect, gone the way of the 'Bismarck':
“A little more than a year before Germany’s climate-policy “milestone 2020”, the auditing body has concluded a catastrophic assessment of the government’s energy policy. Germany would miss its targets for both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy consumption as well as for increasing energy productivity and the share of renewable energy in transport. At the same time, policy makers had burdened the nation with enormous costs.”
In one way I am irritated because, dammit, I thought we Brits had a monopoly on idiots but apparently not!
"The audit further concluded that the program is a monumental bureaucratic nightmare where “The Federal Government, incidentally, does not have an overall grasp of the costs or any transparency in this respect.”
Now, what's the German for 'Ohdearwhatapitynevermind'?