Yesterday evening we were privileged to have Czech President Vaclav Klaus as our keynote speaker at the Heartland Climate Conference at the Chicago Hilton. The man is a star. He is absolutely sound on my two main issues — the EU, and Climate Change.
I had hoped to ask him about energy in Central Europe — Poland is very worried about the threat to its vital coal interests from Brussels regulation — and about Germany, which has recently decided to shut down its base-load nuclear power industry, and to try to replace it with intermittent wind power.
In the event my old friend Professor Fred Singer got in first with the Central Europe question, but I was able to ask about Germany. I won’t try to repeat the President’s answer verbatim, but he was clearly not happy with Germany’s plans. The occasional surges of power when the wind does blow…
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