By Kalte Sonne
Who advises the Minister of Economic Affairs, Robert Habeck? This question can be asked again and again when reading the statement of the operator of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant. Bayerischer Rundfunkt states:
“According to BR information, PreussenElektra had already announced in August that a flexible raising or throttling of the power was no longer possible. This is all the more true if the plant is to be shut down completely. In this case, with the limited possibilities of the reactor core, a restart in advanced stretching operation would not be feasible – and certainly not in the short term within a week.
According to the letter, a restart with a core in stretching mode is not practiced in this form. In addition, the company has no experience with it, it says. Testing a start-up process that has never been practiced before should not coincide with a critical condition. That approach is incompatible with the safety culture of the power plant operator.”
But the Robert Habeck logic goes even further when you read the Tagesspiegel. The operators simply did not understand it. So the German scholar Robert Habeck explains to the technicians how a nuclear power plant works or has to function? This seems to be a core competence of the Greens, because also the graduate social worker and Green parliamentary group leader Britta Haßelmann, explains to the operators at n-tv, how the rabbit runs in terms of reserve. Bayerischer Rundfunk:
“According to Habeck, the operators of the Isar II nuclear power plant apparently did not understand the concept of the operational reserve. This is not about a multiple start-up and shutdown of the power plant, but about a one-time decision as to whether the two nuclear power plants intended for this purpose would be needed or not.
This could happen, for example, in December, January or February. “That obviously passed the technicians at Preussen Elektra by,” said Habeck.
In his letter to Habeck, Knott warned of considerable delays and risks in a potential stretching operation. In this state, for example, “a flexible raising or throttling of the power is no longer possible,” the “Spiegel” quotes the Prussian Elektra boss.”
But it’s as simple as this graphic from Quark shows.
Most guarantors and also a few politicians believe that the “ramp-up” of a nuclear power plant is a complicated and difficult thing. Leutende, we live in the year 2022. We bring “light into the darkness”, so to speak:
The decision of the Minister of Economic Affairs after the result of the stress test is incomprehensible anyway. At the press conference, just a few seats away from Robert Habeck sits the representative of a grid operator, who says in no uncertain terms that electricity is missing in all three scenarios that the operators have examined. This is skilfully ignored by Habeck and his ministry. Why doesn’t Robert Habeck listen to experts like Veronika Grimm? In an interview with ZDF, she explains why the Habeck solution is the worst of all possibilities.
“You have to expand the supply of electricity, so that the large supply of electricity meets the demand and thus the price is pushed down.” These are coal-fired power plants that are being reactivated, but these are also the nuclear power plants that can currently produce,” Grimm said.
“Artificially depressing the price of electricity by capping it by the state and compensating for it is much more cumbersome,” says Grimm about the government’s discussed electricity price brake. It is not at all said whether this works so well and whether it is so easy to realize. Creating electricity supply is the order of the day. The supply by coal-fired power plants, it has now turned out, is not as easy as originally thought. That’s why it’s so important to think about all the possibilities.”
After his unsuccessful appearance at Maischberger (we reported), his own ministry is now defending its minister in terms of insolvency.
“Robert Habeck’s Federal Ministry of Economics has faced fierce criticism of statements by the Green politician on the question of a possible wave of insolvency. The minister had only wanted to make “the important difference” between insolvencies and operational tasks clear, said a spokeswoman on Wednesday in a written statement.
The Postillon puts it in a nutshell in this regard.
“”Her grandma is not dead, she just stopped breathing” – Habeck reassures mourners at funeral”
Meanwhile, according to Welt, the bakery trade invites the Minister of Economic Affairs to get an impression on site. After all, Habeck had also taken bakeries as an example at Maischberger.
“The Central Association of the German Baker’s Trade has criticized Economics Minister Robert Habeck after his statements on a possible wave of insolvency and invited to itself. It seems as if Habeck does not have the problems of the artisan bakers in view, said Chief Executive Daniel Schneider on Wednesday after an appearance of the Green politician in the ARD program “Maischberger”. “We would like to invite Mr. Habeck to get an idea of the difficult situation of a medium-sized entrepreneur directly in the bakery.”
The bird in the matter of bakers, however, shoots the WDR employee and anti-nuclear activist Jürgen Döschner. The bakers should simply collect venture capital, then that is already possible. How far away are you from reality from the warm WDR office in Cologne, when an entire professional group fears for your own existence? Probably very far. Maybe Döschner is just what is called a window gazer in Japan? However, he would have deserved such a place after his 2017 dropout.
All these hobby economists and semi-knowledgeable commentators who are just falling over #Habeck should look at the history of Amazon, Apple and Google, which only made losses over many years… #Insolvenz
And it continues in the energy posse of the traffic light government: In terms of memory gaps, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is quite notorious. Anyone who has heard his speech on the general debate can only come to the conclusion that Scholz has forgotten that he was Vice Chancellor in Angela Merkel’s cabinet for 4 years in the previous government. The CDU had led a defensive battle against every single wind turbine, said Scholz in the general debate in the Bundestag.
Anyone who previously believed that affected citizens or associations had legally resisted the construction of the facilities will be proved wrong, it has always been the CDU. Is Scholz aware of the principle of the rule of law? Just as Olaf Scholz has forgotten his vice-chancellorship, this also seems to be the case with Robert Habeck. According to Welt, in the Bundestag debate, he pulled out against the CDU but not against the then coalition partner SPD.
“Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck has responded to the Union’s harsh criticism of him with a counterattack. The “sound of self-criticism”, which had shown itself in the general debate the day before, requires an answer, said the Green politician on Thursday in the Bundestag during the debate on the budget of his ministry. He attested to the Union “16 years of energy policy failure” in allusion to the 16 years chancellorship of Angela Merkel (CDU) and accused her of “would-be economic policy”.
CDU leader Friedrich Merz had described, among other things, Habeck’s plan to send two of the last three nuclear power plants to a reserve next year as “madness”. Habeck countered: “Dear Mr. Merz, for sixteen years the Union has ruled this country and many federal states. And we clean up in a few months what they have, prevented and destroyed in sixteen years.”
Under which stone might Scholz have been in time?