Alternative Energy

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 […]

Germany’s ‘Die Welt’: The Paris Climate Treaty And “The Absurd Excrescence Of Climate Protection”!

German flagship national daily Die Welt has a commentary by Daniel Wetzel on a new report just released in Berlin by Greenpeace Energy, which outlines what Germany needs to do in order to fulfill the Paris Treaty. “Unrecognizable in just a few years” So profound would be the ramifications of doing what is necessary to […]

Germany's CO2 Reduction Targets Cast Into "Serious Jeopardy" As Country Overhauls Policies

Germany’s CO2 Reduction Targets Cast Into “Serious Jeopardy” As Country Overhauls Policies

The English language version of public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reports the latest on the unavoidable and what many critics are calling as long overdue reforms of Germany’s renewable energies feed in act (EEG) as the country reels from extremely high costs and daunting technical challenges. Pulling the reins on Germany’s wildly fluctuating sun and wind […]

Modern Debacle Of Wasted Trillions. Consensus: Efforts To Prevent Climate Change “Will Almost Surely Fail”!

Scientific Consensus: “Efforts to curtail world temps will almost surely fail” By Kenneth Richard Already this year there are 6 peer-reviewed papers examining efforts to curtail CO2 emissions through the use renewable energies. They all conclude that the effort won’t be successful. Given the trillions already committed and at risk of being totally wasted, one […]

Germany's Volatile Power Grid Spinning Dangerously Out Of Control ...Prices Go Negative 25 Times In 2015!

Germany’s Volatile Power Grid Spinning Dangerously Out Of Control …Prices Go Negative 25 Times In 2015!

The more volatile supply wind and solar energy that comes online in Germany, the more insane the market prices become. Too often the wind blows and the sun shines when power is unneeded, or they are simply AWOL when demand is high like in the wintertime. Germany’s wildly fluctuating wind and solar energy are creating […]

Major Blow To Wind Power ...Bavaria's Highest Court Upholds 10H Rule! Shoots Down Industrialization Of Idyllic Landscape

Major Blow To Wind Power …Bavaria’s Highest Court Upholds 10H Rule! Shoots Down Industrialization Of Idyllic Landscape

Environmental sanity prevails Bavaria’s highest constitutional court (Verfassungsgerichtshof) has just upheld the southern German state’s hotly contested 10 H wind turbine permitting rule which has been in effect since February 2014. The Court ruled that the requirement is indeed constitutional. Full story here. Bavaria’s highest court rescues the state’s idyllic landscape from wind turbine industrialization. Photo: […]

Unsustainable Folly: Cost Of Germany’s “Energiewende” To Soar To €31 Billion In 2016 Alone!

According to the Institute of German Business (IW) the cost of Germany’s once highly touted “Energiewende” (transition to green energy) will soar to a whopping €31 billion ($35 billion) in 2016 alone, thus further burdening the already ailing German consumer. Hat-tip: Gerti. That’s a huge sum of money for the country of 80 million citizens. So, for […]

Devastating Finding: New Study Deems Solar PV Systems In Europe “A Non-Sustainable Energy Sink”!

Despite hyped claims, much doubt has emerged over the years on whether or not renewable energies such as wind and sun would able to substitute fossil and nuclear energy. Europe’s PV energy systems are not working out, new study finds. Photo: Prof. Knut Löschke. Source: www.eike-klima-energie.eu/. Getting a sound answer to that question naturally would […]

Up! Up! And Away! Leading Daily Die Welt Reports: "Electricity In Germany More Expensive Than Ever"

Up! Up! And Away! Leading Daily Die Welt Reports: “Electricity In Germany More Expensive Than Ever”

The online German national daily Die Welt has a piece by business journalist Holger Zschäpitz on Germany’s sky-high, ever climbing electricity prices. Hat-tip: Reader Stefan B. Awhile ago it looked as if prices had finally stabilized. But now Zschäpitz writes that German electricity prices, already among the highest in the world, have jumped once again. To […]

Success! German State Of Bavaria "Puts Brakes On" Wind Energy, Industrialization Of Rural Landscape

Success! German State Of Bavaria “Puts Brakes On” Wind Energy, Industrialization Of Rural Landscape

German Bavarian Broadcasting, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), has a report on wind energy in the southeastern state that is famous for its Oktoberfest, dirndls and lederhosen. It appears the brakes have been effectively applied to the scenery pollution industry. Eyesores no longer welcome in Germany. Photo: wind park in Lower Saxony, for illustration only, Philip May, […]

Spiegel Puts Spotlight On Germany’s “Green Sleaze” … Wind Industry’s “Corruption Of Greens, Environmental Groups, Local Pols…”

The latest hardcopy issue of flagship news magazine Der Spiegel reports how Germany’s green energy revolution has bitterly divided the country’s environmental movement. Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists has become an outspoken critic of wind energy in Germany, and believes children in the future will be able to see Germany’s idyllic landscape […]