Alternative Energy

German Handelsblatt Reports On Electric Batteries: “Unreliable”, “Fire-Hazard”, “Impractical”

Germany’s top business daily Handelsblatt here reports that although lithium-ion batteries promise to become efficient someday, they continue to be plagued by technical problems, calling them “unreliable and a fire hazard“. Video: Electric cars continue to be plagued by safety and technical issues (not featured in Handelsblatt story, for illustration only). The Handelsblatt cites expert […]

German E-Mobility Headed For Wall…”Ecological Performance Of The E-Car Is Truly Miserable!”

The online site of DW German public broadcasting has a report on electric cars, which are deemed by many as the solution to all of the climate’s and environment’s ills. Turns out this is hardly the case – at least in Germany. Over the past weeks much scorn has been aimed at Germany’s mighty automotive […]

Wind Energy’s 8 Serious Disadvantages: Hurts Everything From Wealth To Health

What follows is a list of reasons compiled by this German site here on why wind is a poor source of power. There are eight disadvantages that cannot be ignored, the site writes. What follows are the eight reasons along with my own descriptions. 1. Unstable, erratic power supply The wind doesn’t blow constantly, and […]

New Study Concludes Europe Will Always Require 100% Back-Up By Conventional Energy

New Study Concludes Europe Will Always Require 100% Back-Up By Conventional Energy

This post is one for the wind-energy-clingers, who refuse to admit how bad it really is. A new German paper assesses wind energy in Europe . The results are devastating. It concludes that wind energy requires almost 100% backup and that the more capacity that gets installed, the greater the volatility. The paper appearing at […]

Policy Disaster: Energy “Insulation Madness” Turns German Residential Buildings Into “Death Traps”!

Unfortunately it has taken a huge disaster in London to wake up the many German politicians who have been self-drugged up on their green ideology for too long. Now they have been forced to face the harsh reality of their green gross negligence. While millions of endangered birds and animals remain threatened by windmills, it […]

"The De Facto End Of Wind Turbine Forests". New Policy In Germany Sends Powerful Signals!

“The De Facto End Of Wind Turbine Forests”. New Policy In Germany Sends Powerful Signals!

Germany’s wind energy industry is suddenly facing fierce headwinds, and wind energy opponents are cheering wildly! Yesterday Germany’s most populated state, North Rhine Westphalia, voted in a new government. The old government consisting of a coalition between the SPD Socialists and the Green Party were booted out in recent state elections, and since yesterday have […]

German Green Minister President Blasts Own Party’s E-Car Target As “Nonsense”… “You Don’t Have a Clue!”

The following German Green Party national convention video is very amusing. It shows a highly agitated Minister President of the state Baden Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, very angrily blasting his own Green Party’s “radical” call to eliminate fossil fuel cars in Germany by 2030 at a recent Green Party convention. Kretschmann is clearly fed up with his party’s […]

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

Unsustainable: 43 Million Tonnes Of Wind Turbine Blade Waste By 2050 “If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” – Ramirez-Tejeda et al., 2017 Despite an explosion in installed wind capacity since 1990, wind power […]

Germany's Environment Ministry Blames "Cold Winter" For Stalled Fight Against Climate Warming!

Germany’s Environment Ministry Blames “Cold Winter” For Stalled Fight Against Climate Warming!

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Environment (UBA) has released its latest annual Report of Indicators: DATA ON THE ENVIRONMENT 2017, which is designed to provide “a comprehensive overview of the environment’s status”. Today’s post looks mainly at the climate and energy part of the report. One thing we can conclude from it: Germany is failing horribly to […]

New Study Sees New Health Risk To Humans From Wind Turbines: “Micro-Seismicity”

German wind energy protest site windwahn.de (windmadness.de) tells us of a new study: “Numerical modelling of micro-seismic and infrasound noise radiated by a wind turbine” and the possible the effects on human health. It turns out that not only infrasound have negative impacts on humans, but perhaps so do the micro-seismic waves that turbine vibrations […]

Small Business Association Leader: Germany’s Climate/Energy Policy Has “Failed Spectacularly”

Dr. Karl Tack is a managing director of a family-owned business that manufactures grinding tools. The company has been in operation over 7 generations and is just one of many that operate all across Germany. According to Blick aktuell here, family-owned businesses make up 90% of the country’s number of privately owned companies. These German family-run […]

‘Tagesspiegel’ Calls German Solar Energy Scheme An “Exemplary Initiative” On What “Not To Do”!

Germany’s rush into green energies is slowly and grudgingly being acknowledged by once steadfast proponents as a failure. Over time, even the most bitter of realities have to be accepted. Germany’s online Tagesspiegel here recently presented a commentary on the collapse of the country’s largest solar components manufacturer, Solarworld, and what it really means. First let’s […]

Germany's Energiewende "An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster", Writes Top German Socialist!

Germany’s Energiewende “An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster”, Writes Top German Socialist!

In a referendum slated for this coming Sunday, Swiss citizens are being called to vote on a national energy strategy, dubbed Energiestrategie 2050. Germany Green Party co-founder and former federal Homeland Minister Otto Georg Schily warns Swiss citizens voting on energy referendum that the Energiewende is “an economic, social and ecological disaster”. Photo by Olaf Kosinsky […]

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy

Over the past few years Germans have been increasing their protests against the construction of wind trubines in the countryside and the idustrial littering of the landscape. Hundreds of citizens’ protest groups have since formed with the aim of fiercely opposing the construction of wind parks in forests, open landscapes and near residential areas. The […]

Climate Movement Falters As German Greens/Socialists Take Historic Election Trouncing

Last Sunday voters in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine Wesphalia (NRW), sent a loud message: voters are much more concerned about problems other than climate protection and green energies. The state’s ruling SPD Socialists/Green Party coalition government led by Hannelore Kraft took an historic beating, getting tossed out as the state swung far – from […]

German Solar Energy: From "Technology Of the Future " To Extinction In Just 10 Years!

German Solar Energy: From “Technology Of the Future ” To Extinction In Just 10 Years!

Spiegel here calls it “the end of an era”. Once ballyhooed as the technology of the future bearing the promise of economic revival in Germany, solar equipment manufacturing has crumbled and gone the way of dinosaurs, all in a matter of a decade. So rapidly can economic evolution send subsidized industries into extinction. Germany’s last […]

Extreme Market Distortion: German Power Prices Could Be Negative 1000 Hours A Year!

Germany’s Energiewende is faltering badly. At least that’s what Christoph Eisenring of the Zurich based daily NZZ writes here, claiming the Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) is a false model for the rest of the world. The truth is that the Energiewende is on the same path as the construction of the Berlin BER airport – […]

Uncontrolled Infusion Of Green Electricity Leads To Record-Breaking NEGATIVE Power Prices

Uncontrolled Infusion Of Green Electricity Leads To Record-Breaking NEGATIVE Power Prices

As mentioned here yesterday, Germany saw sunny and very windy conditions last Sunday and the following national holiday Monday –leading to a huge power surge into the German power grid. But because many industries were closed during these two days, demand for electricity was low, see chart below: German consumption (blue line), wind power dark […]

Engineering PhD Calls Germany's Renewable Energy Drive "A Disaster" And "A Debacle"

Engineering PhD Calls Germany’s Renewable Energy Drive “A Disaster” And “A Debacle”

Wild market prices Firstly, wind energy protest organization vernunftkraft.de posted a chart showing the sheer absurdity of relying on the haphazard electricity supply that wind and solar energies are. Last Sunday Germany saw windy and sunny conditions, meaning the country’s installed wind and solar systems were running at high capacity. This however led to excess […]

New German Paper On Infrasound Shows Adverse Impacts On Brain Activity!

New German Paper On Infrasound Shows Adverse Impacts On Brain Activity!

German wind energy protest site windwahn.com here presents a brand new paper showing that infrasound-induced changes in brain activity is made visible and proven. The findings thus suggest that the health impacts by the low-frequency sound waves generated by industrial wind turbines in fact do adversely affect human health, a claim that has often been […]