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September 20, 2013
By: Craig Morris, Renewables International

NY Times gets it totally wrong on German energy transition


What the New York Times does not tell you

Poverty an issue for social policy, not energy policy

 

Yesterday, the New York Times published an astonishingly misleading article, depicting Germany as a country in which poor people are suffering from the high cost of renewables. Here's what you need to know.

 

If you have not yet read the article at the New York Times, at least have a look at the opening photo there before you continue reading here. It depicts a German man trying to make do with a single lightbulb in his kitchen. The text explains that he cannot pay his power bill, so he is trying to prevent his power provider from switching off his electricity. 

 

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