Germany’s green energy drive left Merkel vulnerable

Germany’s green energy drive left Merkel vulnerable, by Charles Moore.

The … Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) … really does offer something different. Given its pariah status, people assumed that parties would happily coalesce against it after its electoral breakthrough. But in fact its presence opens up two big discontents — mass immigration and energy prices — forcing other parties to consider their positions. Immigration gets most of the headlines here, but the energy issue is almost equally problematic.

Germany’s consumers have to pay huge bills because of their government’s determination to go green. …

In the current revolt against the elites in the West, few issues more divide the many from the few than energy prices and the bogus religion which is forcing them up. Strange that this issue should give the right its chance.