“while the BP world energy report confirmed that Germany made one of the world’s biggest cuts in nuclear energy last year, with use falling 16 per cent on 2006 levels, it also revealed that oil and gas use was slashed too.” (Read the full article here at expressindia.com.)
Considering Germany’s role as a major (lightly-militarized) world power, it’s especially thrilling to see such radical reduction in energy consumption. For a country that has gone through major upheaval so much (e.g., reincorporation of West Germany) it shows a serious commitment not only to the German people and immediate partners but to the global community. Cheers!
Now I hope it doesn’t affect their wonderful beers’ production levels… That would be a shame and call to question the whole “green” thing for me.