Alternative Energy

Wall Street Journal Calls Merkel’s Energiewende “A Meltdown” Involving “Astronomical Costs”

The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal here put out an accurate, concise assessment of how Germany’s “Energiewende” (transition away from fossil and nuclear energies over to green energies) has been faring so far. It’s grade? I’d interpret it as an F for failure. Quickly turning into a huge embarrassment Once seen as “a paragon […]

German Conventional Turbine Producer Siemens To Slash 6900 Workers Worldwide Due To “Energiewende”

The Swiss online SRF public television site here reports that German power engineering giant Siemens plans to eliminate some 6900 employees, half of them in Germany. Hit will be the conventional power plant and electric drive systems branch. German energy sector in turmoil The SRF writes that the power plant branch “is suffering due to the […]

Germany CO2 Reduction Fails Again For 9th Year Running! ...Merkel Exposed As Fake Climate Warrior

Germany CO2 Reduction Fails Again For 9th Year Running! …Merkel Exposed As Fake Climate Warrior

Sometimes you have to wonder which are the biggest fraud: Germany’s claim that its cars are clean, or its claim of being a leader in climate protection. Both, it turns out, are very fake and even downright frauds. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German activists like going around and scolding Donald Trump for his “irresponsible” […]

German Media Report: Power Grids In Distress...Highly Unstable Due To Wind And Sun Power!

German Media Report: Power Grids In Distress…Highly Unstable Due To Wind And Sun Power!

Recently German SAT1 television broadcast a documentary on the state of the European and German increasingly green power grid: “How secure are our power grids?” Due to the volatile and unpredictable supply of wind and solar energy, the grid has become far more unstable, the documentary warns. The news is not good: Chances of German […]

OPEC Projects Global Fossil Fuel Demand To Keep Rising! ...Obliterating Dreams Of Carbon Emissions Reductions

OPEC Projects Global Fossil Fuel Demand To Keep Rising! …Obliterating Dreams Of Carbon Emissions Reductions

While global warming alarmists continue to fantasize crude oil use getting drastically reduced already starting next year, OPEC sees it totally differently. German online. center-left weekly Die Zeit reports “OPEC anticipates growing oil demand until 2040.” This poses a huge dilemma for the activists and alarmists who are urgently pressing to transform society –based on […]

German-Spanish Wind Energy Giant To Lay Off 6000 Workers, Citing “Changing Market Conditions”

The online German business daily Handelsblatt here writes that European wind energy company Siemens Gamesa will eliminate 6000 jobs. That means the German-Spanish company will shed more than a fifth of it 26,000 workers. This is the latest bad news slamming the green energy industry in Germany and Europe. Over the years Germany has seen almost […]

Academia Stunned As Science Anti-Free Speech Neurosis Flares…”Eminent Scientists” Sued Over Dissident Paper!

At his Environmental Progress site here, Michael Shellenberger writes that Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson is suing a “prestigious team of scientists for Debunking 100% renewables. This reminds us of the 17 or so attorneys general who sought to use the US Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in order to go after […]

Storm, Price-Collapse “Expose Madness Of Energiewende” …Thousands Of Turbines To Be Dismantled As Subsidies Expire

The online Die Welt here reports that storm “Herwart” which swept across Germany late last month – with wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour  – led to a wholesale electricity “price collapse” and thus “exposed the madness of the Energiewende“. “Negative prices” As storm Herwart waged, wind parks across Germany over-flooded electricity […]

Engineering Professor Believes German ‘Energiewende’ Close To Death As Inadequacies Become Glaring

Just a few years ago, no party dared to express doubts over the Energiewende (Germany’s transition to green energies), or to question it for fear of being accused of environmental blasphemy and treason. But as the technical and economic problems of the Energiewende become ever more glaring, people and politicians are now speaking up. One […]

Germany Will Miss Its Own 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets By A Long Shot

Michael Limburg of the European Institute for Climate and Energy here reports that Germany will miss its 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets by a long shot ,despite the “huge costs” in the form of mandatory feed-in tariffs paid by consumers. The country’s 2050 target of an 80% reduction is looking more like pie […]

Industry Group Warns German “Electricity Prices To Rise Significantly”, Fueled By Green Energies!

One thing is clear: Germans were fooled and deceived by politicians and activists into thinking that the transition to renewable energies would not cost much, reduce pollutants, create a clean environment, improve the climate and create many jobs. None of these have come true. Electricity prices have skyrocketed, the landscape is being industrialized and Germany has […]

Green Energy Debacle: Multi-Million-Euro Geothermal Power Plant Shuts Down After 8 Years Of Endless Troubles

Green Energy Debacle: Multi-Million-Euro Geothermal Power Plant Shuts Down After 8 Years Of Endless Troubles

Like so many (highly subsidized) green energy projects in Germany the Kalina geothermal power plant in Unterhaching, Germany, was put into operation with great fanfare some 8 years ago in 2009. Look at all the great things we’re doing, high ranking politicians seemed to say as the cut the opening ribbon. Today the online Merkur.de reports that the […]

Leading German Economics Professor Calls Germany’s Energiewende An Energy Policy Calamity

In a recently released video interview by journalist Jörg Rehmann, University of Magdeburg economics professor Joachim Weimann explains why renewable energies have been a terrible idea for Germany so far. Recently a high ranking expert commission set up by the German government even sharply criticized the German Energiewende (transition to renewable energies), saying it was leading the country down […]

Germany’s Green Energy Project Close To Death: “EEG Feed-In Act Has Failed …Has To Go!”

Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government with the opposition SPD socialist party took a massive beating in last Sunday’s election, with both her CDU/CSU party and the coalition partner SPD socialist party coming in at post-war historic lows. Since then the SPD has announced it is no longer interested in continuing the grand coalition and instead […]

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2012) Members of the Army National Guard load trucks as they prepare to hand out supplies to people in need.  In response to Hurricane Sandy the New York National Guard spent the the day going door to door in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

German Analysis: Florida Evacuation With E-Vehicles Would Mean “Mass Death On The Highways”

If Florida’s transportation were based mostly on electric vehicles, as activists demand, it would quickly come to a standstill in times of hurricanes and mass evacuations. Charging stations would be overwhelmed and millions of lives put at risk. Good thing we have fossil fuel powered vehicles, which can run and be refueled whenever the power […]

German Energy Expert Shreds Wind Power: "Everyone's Loses With Wind Energy"!

German Energy Expert Shreds Wind Power: “Everyone’s Loses With Wind Energy”!

Late last month a video of a discussion round featuring green energies was put up on Youtube. The segment that follows below shows Dr. Detlef Ahlborn, President of the Wind Energy protest group Bundesinitiative Vernunftkraft (German Initiative for Sensible Power) telling us, without mincing words, why wind energy has been a flop in Germany. Though […]

German Engine Expert Doesn’t Believe In The Battery, Calls For A “Return To Sobriety”

Electric car proponents keep insisting that breakthroughs in electric car battery technology are just around the corner, and that soon electric cars will no longer be hampered by limited range and long charging times. Thus we should start banning internal combustion cars soon. Leading experts, on the other hand, are far less optimistic about the […]

German Wind Energy Market “Threatening To Implode”…”Things Have Never Been This Bad”!

While Germany likes to fancy itself as being among the “global leaders” in tackling climate change by expanding green energies, the country has in fact taken very little action recently to back up the appearances. If anything, Germany is more in the green energy retreat mode. There are good reasons for this. German flagship business daily […]

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 […]