Having trees dating back to before America’s discovery, it’s known as “Grimm’s fairy tale forest.” But it now faces a grim fate, being slated for denudation to make room for a wind farm.
The place that will become, ironically, less green in going green’s name is the Reinhardswald State Forest in Germany, home to 600-year-old oaks and beech trees that have seen four centuries.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat,
Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 KJV
Commentator Monica Showalter provides some background, writing that the Germans “got rid of their nuclear power in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown after a big earthquake in Japan, (despite Germany not being in a quake zone), driving themselves to dependency on foreign suppliers. That’s presented problems for them what with Russia filling that role, so their other recourse has been the one Joe Biden is touting for America: Green energy — like wind and solar power.”
“It’s costly, requiring state subsidization, given that Germany is not a big sunshine zone nor particularly windy,” Showalter continues.
Nonetheless, the nation is forging on ahead with wind fantasies. Website Watts Up With That reported on the Teutonic enviro-turpitude Friday:
About a year ago we reported on disturbing plans by the government of the German state of Hesse to clear 20 million square meters of … forest in one of Germany’s most idyllic, fairy tale-like forests: the Reinhardswald located in the hilly region west of the city of Göttingen.
The Reinhardswald is known as the “treasure house of European forests” or the “Grimm’s fairy tale forest”.
A total of about 2000 hectares (20 million m²) of the … Reinhardswald was designated for destruction by the state in order to clear the way for a massive wind power plant development.
… [Tragically, the] battle to stop the destructive project has been dealt a severe blow as the construction of access roads began 2 days ago. The massive resistance of the affected citizens was ignored by the Hesse state government, which ironically is governed by a coalition of the CDU conservatives and environmentalist Greens.
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