Alternative Energy

At 20% Below Expectations, Bavarian Wind Park Disappoints Its Small Investors

At BR Bavarian public broadcasting here, Judith Zacher writes how the Zöschingen wind park has lost the air under its wings and has disappointed investors. At the time it opened in 2013, it was Bavaria’s largest citizens-operated wind park. But the BR writes that “there’s not enough wind and the financial expectations can hardly be […]

Alarm... Major German Grid Operator Announces Whopping 80% Higher Grid Fees! "Power To Be More Expensive"

Alarm… Major German Grid Operator Announces Whopping 80% Higher Grid Fees! “Power To Be More Expensive”

Yesterday the online German news weekly FOCUS here wrote an article that is certainly more bad news for Germany’s electricity consumers, who are already paying among the highest rates in the world. One of Germany’s major power grid operators, Tennet, announced it is “massively increasing power grid fees” and that “power is going to be more […]

More Headaches Than Power: Germany’s Wind Energy Fails To Deliver! “Energiewende Finished?”

The greatest obstacle to wind energy is its unreliable, weather-dependent supply. If the wind stops blowing, then it’s lights out! Image cropped from: www.youtube.com/kGXoE3RFZ8 Yet, proponent’s often claim the solution is offshore, for example out in the tempestuous North Sea. There the wind is always blowing, they like to tell us. Unfortunately this too is turning […]

Power Expert Says Germany Faces Renewable Energy-Political Fiasco - Technical Problems "Piling Up"

Power Expert Says Germany Faces Renewable Energy-Political Fiasco – Technical Problems “Piling Up”

Professor Fritz Vahrenholt wrote an expert assessment for the Liechtenstein-based Geopolitical Intelligence Services on the situation concerning Germany’s power grid stability and its current renewable energy policy. He says Germany needs an immediate and fundamental course correction if it wishes to avert a disaster. Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt. Photo credit: DkS. Costly for the consumer Vahrenholt […]

Germany's Media Sobering Up To The Widespread Corruption Of The 'Energiewende' and Wind Lobby

Germany’s Media Sobering Up To The Widespread Corruption Of The ‘Energiewende’ and Wind Lobby

German flagship ARD public television recently broadcast a report on Germany’s Energiewende called: “The Battle Over Wind Turbines” Meet the Schmidt’s in northern Germany. The family, like many Germans, once welcome wind turbines and viewed them as a responsible way to produce energy in an environmentally and climate friendly way. Today the ARD reports that they […]

German Scam: “A Contribution To Rescuing The Climate” Is In Fact Just “A Multibillion Euro Business”

Germany’s largest circulation daily, BILD, recently wrote an article titled: The Multibillion Euro Madness With The Energiewende, which looks at the profound failure of Germany’s transition to renewable energies and the government bowing to the green energy lobby. The BILD article refers to a recent German ARD public television documentary. “Exploding costs” BILD begins by […]

Brutal Wind Industry ...Leading German Wind Energy Opponent Receives "Threats To Life And Limb"!

Brutal Wind Industry …Leading German Wind Energy Opponent Receives “Threats To Life And Limb”!

German public television ARD here has a report on how one of Germany’s leading environmentalists has been getting death threats because of his opposition to the destruction of forests by wind parks. Enoch zu Guttenberg. Photo cropped from here. According to the ARD, Enoch zu Guttenberg claimed: I am getting even threats to life and […]

Breitbart Writes Donald Would Be “Way More Beneficial To The Environment” Than Hillary

Rising conservative media star Breitbart here writes that “A Donald Trump presidency would be way more beneficial to the environment than a Hillary Clinton presidency“. This could come as a bit of a surprise for some when you consider the turbo-level of economic growth and prosperity a Trump program would almost certainly usher in. Yet, contrary […]

Bat Destruction….Data Show Wind Energy Is Wiping Out Wildlife, And Not Saving It

Wind turbines now kill 3 – 5 million bats a year By guest author Kenneth Richard Bats are known to be some of the world’s savviest aerial acrobats. Using their mysterious sonar system and shape-shifting wings, bats adeptly swerve and swoop and dive in flight to avoid collisions with both stable and moving objects. And […]

German Daily ‘Die Welt’: “People Rebelling Against Wind Power” …Viewed As “A Destructive Force”

The July 24, 2016 print edition of national flagship daily Die Welt wrote a feature story on how German citizens are becoming fed up with the widespread crony capitalism of the wind energy business and are thus now mobilizing a fierce rebellion. The German daily writes of health issues for people living in their vicinity. The […]

The Poor Get The Shaft – Forced To Pick Up 7 Billion Euro Power Tab Of German Industry!

Here’s more proof that Germany’s scheme to shift over to renewable energy sources, the so-called Energiewende, is backfiring – this time socially. German climate alarmist site “Klimaretter” (Climate Rescuer) writes here that Germany’s Energiewende has been unfair to consumers, but a real bonanza for some large power consumers. Claiming competition disadvantages (and they are indeed real) […]

El Niño 2016 Now History… “La Niña Coming: The Earth Is Cooling”

La Niña is coming: the Earth is cooling! By Schneefan. (Translated and condensed by P. Gosselin) The warming El Niño weather phenomenon has been history since June 2016. The cool La Niña started in mid July 2016. The daily anomalies in sea surface temperatures (SSTA) in the main Niño region 3.4 are now updated. In mid […]

Energy Experts Warn German Renewable Energy Path Tantamount To Economic Harakiri

Energy Experts Warn German Renewable Energy Path Tantamount To Economic Harakiri

Energy experts Jürgen Großmann and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt wrote in an opinion piece in Saturday’s hardcopy edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) that renewable energies are expensive, costing 2 to 3 times more than conventional energy. FAZ: “Worry over transition to renewable energy” The two German experts warn that any attempt the country makes to […]

“I Could Throw Up”…”Wind Power Mafia” Clandestinely Destroys Rare Stork Nests To Clear Way For Turbines!

German real environmental activist Andreas Kieling here at Facebook has posted a video showing the gruesome and sickening destruction of birdlife by windmills and tells of an alleged premeditated criminal dismantling of rare black stork nests by the “wind power mafia”. The video is in German, but the pictures are of universal language. At the […]

German Power Giant RWE Risks Becoming “Largest Bankruptcy In German Business History”!

Germany’s “Energiewende” (transition to renewable energies) is threatening to cause widespread economic havoc. Not only have almost every major solar manufacturing company in Germany gone bankrupt, leaving economic blight in its wake, now traditional power giants, which hire tens of thousands of skilled workers, are threatened by bankruptcy. Today German flagship daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung […]

Folly: All Of Europe’s Wind Power Capacity Only Could Steadily Provide Enough Electricity For Tiny Belgium!

Swedish site klimatsans.com posted a chart presented by Rolf Schuster showing Germany’s and much of Europe’s total wind power generation over the first 6 months of this year: Wind power production Germany and Europe. Chart by Rolf Schuster, from klimatsans.com. The first thing one notices is wind power’s extreme supply volatility. In February wind production peaked at […]

Angry Green Parliamentarian Fumes: New 10 H Rule Means “It’s Over For Wind Power In Bavaria”!

The online Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeiting here (SZ) reports that Bavaria’s recently upheld 10 H rule, which requires wind turbines to be set back away from residential homes a distance that is 10 times the turbine’s height, literally spells “the end for wind power” in the south German idyllic state. The SZ writes: At the state council […]

Wind Turbines Catch Fire, One Self-Destructs Spectacularly, In Idle Wind Park

What follows is a video posted at Youtube showing how a wind turbine caught fire and self-destructed in a spectacular fashion. Certainly nothing you’d want to be close to as debris is seen flying over a large area. Hat-tip Gerti at FB. What’s interesting is that in the background we see there is also a second turbine […]

“Red Blood On Green Hands”: Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ Turns Into a Wrecking Ball …”The Rescue That Isn’t”

Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt look at recent news articles on the Energiewende (transition to green energies) in the German mainstream media. Finding: the Energiewende has turned into a folly and the media are waking up. Due to a shortage of time, I will present the main points of the DkS article. The […]

Technical Problems …Two More Huge German Offshore Wind Parks Cut Off From Grid!

Good thing Germany still has reliable sources of energy, such coal and nuclear power, online. Otherwise the citizens would find themselves sitting in the dark and seeing their food spoiling away in fridges and freezers. Turbines over troubled waters. Photo right: Bard More reports are out that Germany’s string of problems surrounding its ambitious installation of offshore wind […]