From the NoTricksZone
By P. Gosselin
The energy madness of the current social democratic/green government in Germany is increasing unabated. It turns out that the coalition partner, the Greens, cannot even get renewable energy up and running at its own party headquarters in Berlin.
The energy policy pioneer of the Greens, Robert Habeck, does not even manage to get the heat pump in his headquarters running after years of construction and costs millions. State Department photo by Freddie Everett/Public Domain
How can the Greens demand that everyone else switch to a heat pump when they can’t even get their own working?
As the Greens in the Socialist-Green coalition government are pushing to ban fossil-fuel stoves in all homes and buildings in Germany and force them to install heat pumps in their place, it shows the Greens themselves are failing even to replace theirs to generate your own heat Things are really heating up in their Berlin party headquarters! Oh the irony.
According to media reports, the Greens headquarters in Berlin-Mitte has been a large, chaotic construction site for heat pump construction “for years” – since 2019. The costs are in the millions!
And still no heat after 5 million euros costs
“Here in the Greens headquarters in Berlin, construction has been going on for years. “The heat pump is still not running,” reports RTL here.
“The Greens experience first-hand how complicated it is to heat an old building with a heat pump,” RTL continues. “The refurbishment will cost a total of five million euros. The heat pump is there, but does not heat.”
Refuse to learn from their own debacle
“Der Spiegel” reports on the heat pump debacle and that “it is not so easy to heat the old building regeneratively”.
The work appears to be far more complicated than previously thought by the Greens, as the project will require extensive renovations, excavation, permits, skilled labor and special equipment. And now, after years of struggling with construction, installation and cost issues, it remains a mystery to this day why the Greens want the rest of the country to experience the same nightmare.
It takes years and costs millions
“In 2019, the Greens, chaired by Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck, decided to remodel and modernize their party headquarters in Berlin,” reports the RND here. “The gas boiler in the party’s old building was to be replaced by a modern heat pump, among other things. However, the measures were not implemented quickly and dragged on for three and a half years, as reported by the news magazine “Spiegel”. It is therefore not exactly a prime example of a quick and unbureaucratic energy-related refurbishment. Doesn’t the conversion to renewable energies and heating demanded by the Greens even work within the four walls of party headquarters?”
The Greens have become the country’s number one laughing stock. No wonder they’ve lost almost half of their followers in the last few months.