German Authorities Open Investigation Into Wind Energy Corruption …”In Part A Criminal Business”…Only A Few Profit
By P Gosselin on 9. February 2016
Yesterday I wrote about how wind park planners and the city councilmen who recklessly approve them may be held personally liable for damage to health that they cause, primarily through infrasound. With locals wind parks, too often crony deals are involved and legitimate opposition gets brushed aside or squashed. The result is often a select […]
Germany: City Council Members Approving Wind Parks May Face Personal Liability For Damage To Health!
By P Gosselin on 8. February 2016
The legal winds are shifting! Many city councils and wind park planners are going to have to clean up their acts when pushing through their pet wind park projects. Germany’s Fundamental Law specifically expresses that the State is obligated to protect the life and physical body of the individual, foremost from illegal attacks by others. Consequently, […]
Unreliable Power: Major Technical Failure Sidelines Another Offshore Wind Park…Adding To Exploding Costs
By P Gosselin on 4. February 2016
I’ve reported earlier on Germany’s BARD 1 offshore engineering fiasco, where technical problems continue plaguing the wind park and has yet to deliver power on shore to reach markets. Even today the situation there remains unclear. Moreover, just days I ago I reported how an expert institute confirmed that offshore wind park installations are highly […]
Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!
By P Gosselin on 2. February 2016
A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment. As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance […]
Rapidly Evolving Protest: German Wind Energy Opponents Form Political Party In Response To A Deaf System
By P Gosselin on 25. January 2016
Not a single one of Germany’s established political parties officially opposes the construction of wind parks despite all the proof of their inefficiency, hazard to health and wildlife, ugliness, and lack of economy. As a consequence, a growing number of citizens are becoming fed up with a political system that has become deaf to the […]
State Tyranny …Vermont Signals Citizens: Opposing Wind Energy Now Requires “License To Practice Law”!
By P Gosselin on 23. January 2016
The most recent move by the “Green Mountain” state and the wind power industry is the latest sure sign of desperation and policy bankruptcy. It is designed to stamp out citizens’ democratic right to peacefully protest and organize to oppose. Now that Vermonters are finally waking up to the fact that the state and the […]
By P Gosselin on 20. January 2016
German ZDF public television here brings a report on the performance of wind turbines in Germany titled: “Wind energy – a loss business?“. In summary: Investors are losing money and many are finding themselves the victim of overblown promises. ZDF public television wind occurrence chart above based on data provided by the German Association for […]
German Renewable Energy Woes Mount: Costly Battle Against Blackouts …”More Expensive Than Ever Before”!
By P Gosselin on 18. January 2016
By now we have all learned that wind and solar energy are highly volatile sources, and thus massively strain the power grids they get fed into once a certain scale is reached. This is now especially the case in Germany, a country that has, in an uncontrolled manner, aggressively installed wind and solar energy over […]
By P Gosselin on 16. January 2016
Tony Thomas at The Spectator here has written an excellent summary on the Solar Impulse 2 plane and how the attempted journey around the world has gone so far. I’ve written on this before here, here and here. If anything the $250 million dollar project has turned into nothing less than an engineering basket case, […]
Lured By “Unrealistic Promises” Of Profit, German Communities Wind Up With “Financial Disasters” And Damaged Environments
By P Gosselin on 1. January 2016
The FDP Free Democrat party in the state of Hesse (central Germany) writes in a press release how local utilities and communities are suing wind park development company JUWI, accusing it of “making unrealistic promises” regarding wind energy projects, and calls them “highly speculative business with enormous risks for public budgets“. Over the years German […]
Catastrophic Turbine Failures, Targeted Blackouts Plague German Power As Wind, Solar Energy Increase
By P Gosselin on 31. December 2015
Thanks in large part to wind and solar energy, not only have German electricity prices paid by consumers skyrocketed over the past years, thus casting a large number of homes into home fuel poverty, but also the supply itself is rapidly becoming precarious and unreliable. One problem is the stabilization of the power grid in […]
By P Gosselin on 26. December 2015
Today I have a short but interesting report from Spiegel.de here concerning the performance of North Sea wind parks, which were once seen as the future backbone of Germany’s energy supply. Unfortunately things are not working out that way at all. Photo right: Bard Delivering only a tiny fraction of rated capacity Spiegel writes that Germany now […]
German Wildlife Foundation Calls For Wind Park Moratorium, Cites “Increase In Criminal Activity” By Wind Park Builders
By P Gosselin on 17. December 2015
The German Wildlife Foundation has put out a press release: =================================== Chainsaws rip birdlife protection The German Wildlife Foundation sees an increase in criminal activity in the construction of wind parks Bird killed by wind turbine. Photo: German Wildlife Foundation As delegates congregated in Paris, chainsaws were busily cutting down forests in Germany to make way […]
By P Gosselin on 13. December 2015
The online Vermont news site Vermont Digger here presents a commentary by Vermont state Senator John Rodgers who represents my childhood home county of Orleans, and Essex county as well. Photo: Industrializing Vermont’s idyllic landscape. Cropped from video by Green Mountain Power Corp. Senator Rodgers has had it with industrial wind energy ruining his state’s […]
$20 Million Bailout …$170 Million Solar Impulse 2 Flight To Be Completed – After More Than One Year!
By P Gosselin on 5. December 2015
Once again it’s time to look at how the Solar Impulse 2 project is coming along. Readers will recall that the Solar Impulse 2 plane was designed by a team of Europeans with the aim of making the first solar-powered “solo flight” around the world and thus show the world the endless possibilities of solar power. Unfortunately the only thing […]
Vermont State Arrogance…Vows Windparks Despite Residents’ Huge “Stinging Rebuke” Against 500-Foot Turbines!
By P Gosselin on 2. December 2015
TV station WPTZ here reports that developers planned to build seven 500-foot-tall wind turbines near the town of Swanton, Vermont, near Lake Champlain. However the industrial colossuses are no longer welcome in a state that proudly views itself as green. Hat-tip: Indomitable Snowman, Ph.D Vermonters are finding out quickly that wind parks are massively industrial, […]
Market Analyst Value Line Issues Strong Warnings Against Major Solar Companies …Only For “Most Risk-Tolerant Of Speculators”!
By P Gosselin on 28. November 2015
A reader passed on some interesting investment advice. Market analyst Value Line, “the most trusted name in investment research” has issued warnings against investing in two major US solar energy companies: SOLARCITY CORP and SUNEDISON CORP. 234 million 3rd quarter loss Value Line informs market participants that Solar City reported “a much great-than-expected net loss” in […]
Germany’s Die Zeit: “Country Is Fouling Up Energiewende”…”CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Won’t Be Reached”…”Embarrassing”!
By P Gosselin on 27. November 2015
Fritz Vorholt at Germany’s center-left national weekly Die Zeit here reports in a commentary that the country is “fouling up its Energiewende” (shift to renewable energies) and writes that experts say the country will not reach its stated CO2 emissions reductions target. He calls this situation “embarrassing”. Don’t look too closely Lately there have been a […]
On The Brink: Emergency Power Grid Stabilization Measures Alone By Tennet To Cost Germans 500 Million Euros In 2015!
By P Gosselin on 22. November 2015
Last week a couple of North Sea storms swept across Europe, which is typical for this time of the year. And with them came strong winds, which are now reported to have had a detrimental impact on Germany’s power grid. Daniel Wetzel at German flagship daily Die Welt here reports that though storms “Iwan” and […]
By P Gosselin on 16. November 2015
Note: Sticky post for one more day… ===================================== The online Spiegel has an article that really drives home the energy hardship that German consumers are suffering, “due to the rising costs of electricity“, brought on by the country’s hasty rush into green energies. Hundreds of thousands of Germans struggling today without electricity. Image cropped from here. […]