In order to ensure the lights don’t go out after Germany’s latest stupid energy decision to shut down its nuclear power plants, they are slaughtering 12,000 year old Oaks to dig up up the dirtiest coal – Brown Coal.
Critics of the German government’s energy policy say it is unacceptable to raise C02 emissions by relying on coal as the country moves to switch off all its nuclear power plants by 2022. In order to extract the brown coal from the ground this winter, RWE will cut down 3,900 hectares of the 12,000-year-old oak and hornbeam Hambach forest, leaving just 300 hectares in tact.
Read about it here.
Previous tree slaughtering documented here.
2 thoughts on “Slaughtering Old Trees in Germany to Burn Coal And Close Down Nukes”
…… they are slaughtering 12,000 year old Oaks…….
They must be remarkable trees. Most oaks cannot live much longer than 2000 years. I suspect it is the forest that is 12,000 years old, not the individual trees.
You might like to alter that post slightly.
Hemp would be a better source for biomass.