Sir, Mrs Merkel criticises President Trump for failing to endorse the 2015 Paris climate change deal. However, the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, a press agency, reports that more than 330,000 German households have been cut off from the electricity grid because of a failure to pay the massive prices. This is due to increasing climate subsidies for renewables. So is it any wonder Mr Trump has doubts? As a result of Mrs Merkel’s climate policies, energy poverty is engulfing Germany. She may say that Europe can no longer depend on Britain and the US, but in reality it is Britain and the US who can no longer rely on Germany and Europe.
Secretary, Principia Scientific International. TIMES LETTER 31 MAY