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This is just politics from the four big energy companies [1]: E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall

They dominate the market, have Germany split up amongst them and are crying and threatening with job losses at the slightest sign of change.

Interesting fact (taken from the linked Wiki article): Those big four had less than 10% market share in renewables in 2013. Not sure about now, but numbers might not look much better.

They are the ones that operate coal and nuclear power plants and are not interested in any change whatsoever.

[1] https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_gro%C3%9Fen_Vier_(Energiev...

The strategy they are following: Just greenwash your advertising and Bob's your uncle.

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