This week, good news is hailing from the climate protection offensive. So maybe not hail, rather rain and snow, for which there should already be some gratitude in this country, France and Italy are rather running on dry land. Germany likes to set a good example, which is why, as Olaf Scholz has announced, we will build four to five wind turbines in the future. During the day. On land, on average and by 2030. That would be about 1800 pieces every year and seems feasible if you increase the pace a tiny bit. Last year, 551 units were built, and if we only look at the discussion about a new development area in our residential area with snappy permits, zero objections, no amendments at all and rapid implementation, then there can be no doubt. Where there is a will, there is a wind turbine. In addition, the chancellor wants to tackle this "like a general staff", because everyone immediately thinks of the Bundeswehr and sings a hymn of praise.

Holger Appel

Editor in business, responsible for "Technology and Motor".

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Meanwhile, Brussels is launching a mining offensive, which may not be quite as sustainable as the chancellor's wind construction offensive. But becoming independent of potentially rogue suppliers is worth all the effort. According to the latest EU plan, 30 raw materials have to be extracted in this country, and anyone who miserably thinks that they do not exist between the Ruhr area and the Erzgebirge should be told that everyone considers it impossible to blow up a pipeline lying on the seabed with a holiday yacht and PADI diving license, into the water, rather.

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Meanwhile, the local craft business announces "exchange weeks" after Habeck's heating offensive. There is 10 percent on new oil and gas plants, because "reduce heating costs, invest in the future, reduce CO2 emissions". In addition, small threatening gestures, "the manufacturer Viessmann charges a price increase of 1 percent from April 8". Unfortunately, the Federal Minister of Economics beloved heat pumps can not be included in the action, because of long delivery times. This is neither creative nor innovative, there is always a solution. Fraport, for example, the Frankfurt airport operator, has too few people for trouble-free operation in the summer, so take-offs and landings are simply restricted. This also reduces CO2, two birds with one adhesive, ingenious. Growth offensive for Germany? Fortunately, nobody needs them anymore.