Emergency strategies and crazy ideas dominate the energy debate. The renewables are still being expanded at top speed in the background. Or?

Gas? No thank you. At least not when it comes from Russia. Politicians and the population are now largely in agreement on this point. Otherwise, the discussion about Germany's energy security and renewable sources continues to be wildly confused.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is flirting with untapped gas reserves in Senegal, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) suggests that the shale gas could be fracked under the feet of the North Germans, Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) and CDU leader Friedrich Merz are following in Söder's footsteps to demand longer operating times for the remaining nuclear power plants. And Economics and Climate Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) has cleared the way for reserve coal-fired power plants and express approvals for liquid gas terminals. Wasn't there something to do with the energy transition?

In the spring, the newspaper "taz" headlined: "A wind turbine a day keeps Putin away".