When Merkel announced she would put 1000 000 E-cars onto German streets by 2020, China, Japan, France and California started to invest heavily into E-cars. Merkel did not do anything.
The results are clear to see for everyone.
When she announced Germany would be all renewable soon, everyone invested in wind and solar. The results are obvious as well.
Merkel did not sponsor the German Solar industry. She ran it into the ground.