I'm off to spend 10 days with Frau Dr Merkel soon – well, not with her exactly, although wherever you are in Germany the good doctor is never far away. She controls every traffic light, for example. A busy woman – and she's on the Brexit case as well.
Booking train tickets with Deutsche Bahn, I was told that if I paid an extra €2 per seat then DB would guarantee that we had green electricity powering us. Imagine that: every other seat using dirty brown coal and our seats as green as you like. It's marvellous – and quite a bargain.