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Trump's currency war against Germany

Green (Living) Review

It is not so much a currency war but a trade war against Germany (and the EU) and it was not started by Trump but by Obama. It has nothing to do with that but all to do with the fact that Americans, in the eyes of the US government, have higher sales figures in the US than American ones.

From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Conservancy Talk

At the forum, thousands of government, business and civil society leaders gathered to find land-use solutions for the climate, people and the environment. Of course this work will only succeed when coupled with strong governance and protection of remaining forests. Mark R.

Germany and the TTIP

Green (Living) Review

It was, however, also stated in this answer that the German government has not been permitted to see the US documents and has no knowledge of what they contain. And this is the true nature of fascism, that of the power and will of the capital over that of the people.

Driving ban for combine harvesters in Germany

Green (Living) Review

Those making up such rules seem to be of the same mentality that one encounters every now and then with people who state firmly that we don''t need farmers as we can get all our food at the supermarket. government stupidity government out of control farming

Shortage of workers in Germany

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the government of the Federal Republic (not that there is a Democratic Republic anymore) there is a serious shortage of workers in the entire country of Germany. Both of those types can be found in Germany as much as and especially in Britain.

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

Green (Living) Review

Germany now has 1.3 million solar power systems in Germany with German solar photovoltaic collectors having generated 28 billion kilowatts, in 2012, supplying 5% of Germany's total demand for electricity.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sometimes, while not liking them for other reasons, I must wonder as to whether Germany and the Germans are some of the only ones, if not indeed THE only ones, who actually get green and eco properly.

Children need more brainwashing time, says government

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British government wants children “learning” in school from 8am to 6pm or thereabouts and also have less vacation time. Yes, we must; the Minister and the government. In the background of this extending of the school day and the reduction of holiday time have also been murmurings of making school attendance in Britain mandatory (like in Germany). And thus the government clamors for a longer school day and shorter and less vacation time.

Some was bad but much was good, in East Germany

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some was bad but most was good, in the German Democratic Republic, what was known as East Germany or communist East Germany. Even West Germans who now learn how East Germany functioned are finding that there were things that were very good.

Germany to phase out nuclear power

Green (Living) Review

Germany to close all its nuclear power plants by 2022 By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German government has agreed on a roadmap for phasing out nuclear power, after reconsidering the implications of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima reactor meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami. German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen announced the details of the government's new approach to phasing out nuclear power.

Government Trojan in use in Britain?

Green (Living) Review

Not that that, in fact, surprises me, the fact that the UK government, as well as and especially security services and police, employing such a device.

We don't spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We don''t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans, stated the Director of the Fusion Center, Richard Davis, in support of the CCTV cameras, drones and other spying operations of the US government on home soil.

Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

Green (Living) Review

Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP and neither did it end there by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It has often been suggested and is generally assumed that Fascism in Germany equals National-Socialism and thus began with Hitler and the NSDAP. Truth is, however, that those ideas were operational, even in government, well before Hitler ever began with the NSDAP and even before he wrote “Mein Kampf”.

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

UK, June 2013 : The Government is being urged to take urgent action on pesticides after laboratory tests, published on Thursday June 13, 2013 by Friends of the Earth and GM Freeze found traces of the weed killer glyphosate in the bodies of people across numerous European countries, including Britain.

The Future of Energy in a World of 400ppm and Rising

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dan Kammen, class of 1935 distinguished professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, said we can look to California or Germany for signs of progress. And Germany’s investment in solar technology means the country is now generating 22% of its power from renewables.

Russian Government “orders” shift from Microsoft to Linux by 2015

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has signed an order at the end of 2010 mandating the Russian government and related agencies to move to using Linux and open-source software by 2015. This must be the first such a move on government level anywhere in Europe if not even the world. The order affects a wide range of agencies and other bodies directly controlled by the federal government.

Do the British people “get” green?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I sometimes must seriously wonder as to whether the majority of the British people actually “get” green and eco and the need to change. Business and general public too do not seem to “get” it; compared to people and business in, say, Germany, Holland or Denmark, for example. Will the British government have the political will to do it though is a question.

Germany -stepping away from Nuclear into a Leadership Role on Renewables?

Celsias

In announcing that it intends to close all nuclear power plants by 2022 , the German Government now faces a major challenge to find the energy to replace nuclear and meet its ambitious carbon emission targets at the same time. As Germany's first female Chancellor she has steered the country through interesting times.In 2008 she was also named by the Guardian as one of the people most likely to save the planet.

Germany and Britain about to destroy Gypsy scrap metal businesses

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Germany and Britain are about to destroy the businesses of the Gypsy scrap metal collectors and dealers. Obviously, how could the government pass up such a lucrative trade.

How Germany is preparing to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Germany there is no debate on climate change and whether it is real or not. The temperature for the past 10 months has been three degrees above average and Germany is again on course for the warmest year on record.

Germany & France claim recession over, for them

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German and French governments have both announced that the recession is basically over for their respective countries. While the growth in both Germany and France are but modest and some idiots keep claiming that Britain is out of the recession as well this is no way the truth. France and Germany coming out of the recession now because they did not have the same problems with the housing market and the financial sector.

The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of nearly 70 million people at the European level of use. But in a kind of gold rush spurred by easy bank loans and government tax incentives and subsidies, China hurtled past PV technology pioneers the United States (in 2006) and Japan (in 2008). After installing 5,000 megawatts in 2012, China is number three in the world with 8,300 megawatts of total PV capacity, trailing only Germany and Italy.

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Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

On Thursday the 15th of September 2011 the Danish right wing government of the past decade lost its slim majority. The former opposition is currently negotiating the alliance of a new government which looks like it will be more green than red. From 2001 and until recently, Denmark was run by a liberal-conservative government supported by a far right nationalist party. But will a fully “red” government replace the old one?

Cars outlawed in suburb of Freiburg, Germany

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now we have arrived at the point where the true face of the man-made lbal Warming/Climate Change myth is being laid bare, namely people control. First they try to persuade people out of their cars and to give their internal combustion engine cars by making it a climate survival issue and by using high fuel prices. Then, finally, they simply say no to cars completely and bingo; people have lost the ability to live and work where they choose.

The Big Society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coalition government in Britain under the Cameron-Clegg leadership is talking about the “Big Society” all the time ever since they formed the government after the general election in 2010.

The unemployed to be forced to do unpaid work

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) People in the UK who are receiving benefit whilst being unemployed will be forced to do full-time unpaid work according to recent leaks to the media. Britain Con-Dem coalition UK government UK Arbeitsdienst politics Con-Lib coalition

Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

Germany leads the European nations in recycling, with around 70 percent of the waste the country generates successfully recovered and reused each year. The people here are very conscientious.” Germany's recycling rate is one of the highest in the world - an respectable 70 percent.

When peaceful protest is made impossible (illegal) violent revolution becomes inevitable

Green (Living) Review

When governments trample the human rights of the people under foot it become the duty for everyone to rise up against the tyrants and those perpetrating such actions. anti-terror law government terror anti-terrorism law right to peaceful assembly revolution peaceful protest

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

The Netherlands and Denmark (and also Germany) are a totally different kettle of fish when it comes to cycling and cycling infrastructure. The simple savings factor of bicycle vs. the car will make people do it.

German-Funded Solar Projects in West Bank Face Demolition

Green Prophet

However, diplomatic pressure from the Spanish government which paid for the project helped save the solar panels from destruction. It now appears that a further 6 solar and wind turbine projects in the West Bank, this time funded by the German government, face similar demolition orders.

Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

The continued protests against nuclear energy in Germany has seen an upswing during these past days. About 60,000 people formed a chain around a nuclear power station in Germany this weekend to protest its continued operation.

Green Deal flop - new figures released

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the release on Thursday, June 27, 2013 on the first official statistics of take up of the Government''s flagship Green Deal scheme for energy efficiency, Friends of the Earth''s Warm Homes Campaigner Dave Timms said that the figures are a disaster but not unexpected. The fuel poor especially have been left in the cold by recent cuts to Government energy efficiency schemes, which must be reversed.”

Who rules the world?

Green (Living) Review

Consider who you may not criticize and you know who rules you and your government by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take a very close look and you will realize who rules the so-called “free world” and it is not the USA, the EU, or any superpower. It is just one particular set of people. We are all either lions led by donkeys, aka jack asses, though that could be an insult, to donkeys, or our “leaders” answer to masters other than the people they are meant to be answerable to.

Middle East Illusions Change Reality

Green Prophet

Some residents are sanguine about the obstructions, expecting them to come down as the new government emerges. Green Prophet has shown how Arabic graffiti voices personal and national ideas, inviting people from different backgrounds to connect in a most public forum. Architecture & Urban Germany graffitti Israel Palestinian Authority peaceful protest street art YemenClick here to view the embedded video.

Germany has run out of solar panels due to generous feed-in tariff

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A burst of new business at the end of 2009 put Germany close to adding a record of solar power to the grid, according to the head of Germany’s BSW solar industry association, Carsten Koernig. It cannot be over 3 Gigawatt, simply because there is no more capacity than that available in the whole of Germany. More than 40,000 people work in the photovoltaic industry. GW, bringing Germany’s total to 5.3

British government announces green home makeovers

Green (Living) Review

Therefore, plans to reduce household carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050 have been announced by government. Ministers from the new Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Communities and Local Government (how all those names have been changed and created, yikes) have published plans to reduce energy use in British homes and launch a consultation on the proposals. He added: "This is a big change from where government has been.

Will Germany Join the International Community and Restrict Overseas Coal Finance?

Sierra Club Compass

"In New York, I will announce that the government will change its position on the financing of coal-fired power plants abroad." In fact, since 2006, Germany has invested 3.3 But as exciting as Germany’s announcement is, the devil is in the details.

Will Germany Join the International Community and Restrict Overseas Coal Finance?

Sierra Club Compass

"In New York, I will announce that the government will change its position on the financing of coal-fired power plants abroad." In fact, since 2006, Germany has invested 3.3 But as exciting as Germany’s announcement is, the devil is in the details.

US Administration seems to have lost control

Green (Living) Review

If the second scenario is the case, not that the first would be any better, then the world is in very grave danger of a war, a global war, instigated by powers behind the throne of the President of the United States, people and powers of which said President appears to be completely unaware.

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Fracking will not get economy growing

Green (Living) Review

Responding to the government ‘s proposed financial package to communities affected by fracking, Lawrence Carter said: "Whilst communities should receive benefits from local energy development, a cash package won’t alleviate concerns about fracking''s impact on water supply and house prices." " Once again we can see that this government is lying to the people to get its way and they will do so on any matter that will benefit them and their cronies.