The Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here recently reminded readers of two things: 1) renewable energies are performing woefully and temperature trends for Germany are pretty much flat, meaning they do not even remotely resemble anything you’d expect from a rapidly warming globe.
A look at the “climate-rescuing” new energies
By Helmut Kuntz
(Translated/edited by P Gosselin)
This comment pretty much remains the same as the last one posted for October. Also in November the new energies have proven their uselessness. Supposedly they are already delivering 35% of the electric power demand – however only in the rare times that it actually gets produced.
Overall there are still no signs of a “reliable supply” and baseload capability to be seen anywhere.
Germany’s November plots for demand (red), wind power (blue) and solar power (yellow). Often both sun a wind were practically AWOL. Source: R. Schuster
If the installed green power capacity were to be tripled, then the result would look like that shown in the following chart. Consumption would still not be able to be covered – even using (currently unavailable) storage capacity. What’s glaring is the low level power yield seen in November with regards to the installed capacity. The power grids have to be designed to handle the rated installed capacity.
One can already imagine the feed-in act-related installation madness that remains ahead for Germany.
Germany November plots for the new energies multiplied by 3 and consumption (Verbrauch).The upper red line at 270,000 MW represents the tripled installed capacity. Source: R. Schuster.
The above chart clearly shows that even a tripling of installed rated capacity to 270,000 MW would still not even come close to covering Germany’s electricity needs.
Very little warming in November since 1962
On temperature in Germany, the following chart shows the mean temperature for November, starting in 1962. A rapid heating looks much different.
Germany DWD national weather service November-temperatures for Germany from 1962 to 2016 (blue), 30-year mean value (brown). Chart produced from DWD data by Helmut Kuntz
Also November shows an unbelievable normalcy with respect to climate. The great breakaway change predicted by computer simulations is still nowhere in sight.