Alternative Energy

“Energiewende” Takes A Massive Blow…Top Green Energy Proponent Concedes: “Blunder With Ugly Consequences”!

“Energiewende” Takes A Massive Blow…Top Green Energy Proponent Concedes: “Blunder With Ugly Consequences”!

German national weekly DIE ZEIT writes in its latest hard copy edition that one of Europe’s leading green energy thinkers now concedes Germany’s much ballyhooed Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) has been a “filthy blunder”. Page 4 of December 4, 2014, edition of DIE ZEIT. “Filthy Blunder” When the green movement itself makes such an admission, […]

Germany’s Electricity Price More Than Doubles…Electrocuting Consumers And Markets!

Michael Krüger of the German climate blog Science Skeptical here has an analysis of Germany’s electrical power cost development since its renewable energy feed-in act was enacted in 2000. Germany’s Feed-in Act, the so-called EEG Gesetz, requires power companies to buy at exorbitant rates all renewable energies produced. Result: sky-rocketing prices. I’ve shortened the text […]

German Renewable Energy Keeps Blacking Out! Supply Often Less Than 2% Of Wintertime Demand

German Renewable Energy Keeps Blacking Out! Supply Often Less Than 2% Of Wintertime Demand

My last post featured a commentary by renewable energy expert Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, who forcefully conveyed the folly of Germany’s mad rush into renewable energy, and the country’s hysterical obsession with its suicidal fast-track shutdown of its stable base-electric-power generation. What follows are German electrical power supply charts that clearly illustrate in no uncertain terms […]

Top Renewable Energy Expert Warns Of Collapsing Euro Energy Supply…Germany’s Energy Policy “Suicidal”

Top Renewable Energy Expert Warns Of Collapsing Euro Energy Supply…Germany’s Energy Policy “Suicidal”

What follows is Professor Fritz Vahrenholt’s reaction to German power giant E.ON’s decision to split off its fossil fuel and nuclear power generation operations, and Russia’s announcement it has cancelled the construction of South Stream gas supply pipeline to Europe. ========================= This week two events have occurred and will have serious impacts on the European and German […]

Germany’s Energy Adventure Intensifies…Eon’s Announcement Plunges Power Supply Future Into Chaos, Uncertainty

Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen of German power giant Eon announced yesterday the spin off of its fossil fuel and nuclear generation operations, saying it will focus instead on renewables like wind power, energy efficiency technology, and smart grids. The announcement yesterday sent shock waves through Germany’s power generation market and the political landscape. The moves produces […]

German Renewable Energy Company Announces Insolvency: “Victim Of Changed Feed-In Act Conditions”

Last Wednesday Seva Energie AG, located at the north German Ecopark in Emstek, announced insolvency. According to company 160 employees are affected. The news is the latest blow to the German renewable energy sector, which has seen a long string of similar insolvencies due to reduced subsidies and strong competition from abroad. Seva Energie is specialized in […]

Economist At Swiss Weekly Weltwoche: “Cardiac Arrest With Flickering [Green] Power”!

Economist At Swiss Weekly Weltwoche: “Cardiac Arrest With Flickering [Green] Power”!

This week’s print edition of the Swiss news weekly Weltwoche has a commentary by economist Silvio Borner titled “Cardiac Arrest with Flickering Power“. His commentary focusses on the completely misleading and false claims often made by tax-payer funded proponents of renewable energies, mainly solar and wind power. Hat-tip: “Kurt in Switzerland” According to Borner, the Swiss canton […]

Exorbitantly Expensive Green Energies Prevent Plunging Market Prices From Reaching German Consumers

Despite plunging energy prices on world markets, electricity prices in Germany refuse to drop anywhere near in proportion. The reason for this is in large part due to the fixed, guaranteed high prices that renewable energy producers get for the wildly fluctuating power they feed in  – no matter what the market does. The result: […]

Germany’s CO2 Reductions “Fetish” Causing National Policy Turmoil: Economics And Environment Ministries Collide

Daniel Wetzel of the German online flagship daily Die Welt here tells readers the real reason why Chancellor Angela Merkel is sticking to the “senseless” and now impossible to reach CO2 emissions reduction target of 40% for Germany by 2020: She can sit back and enjoy watching her coalition partner SPD ministers rip themselves apart trying to […]

Germany’s Sole Electric Car Battery Plant To Be Closed…Yet “Another Setback” For Germany’s CO2 Reduction Target

Spiegel reports here that Germany’s sole plant for producing electric car batteries, owned by Daimler, is shutting down thus casting doubt Germany will reach its ambitious target of putting 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. According to Wikipedia, as of September 2014 a total of 21,256 plug-in electric vehicles were registered in Germany. […]

Solar Bike-Path To Nowhere: $3.7 Million…Enough Electricity To Power A Whole Three Households

Solar Bike-Path To Nowhere: $3.7 Million…Enough Electricity To Power A Whole Three Households

Greens have been all excited about the recent, high publicity solar bike path put in operation in Holland this week. It’s a whole 100 meters or so long…a distance that allows the average cyclist to cycle over and to feel good about saving the planet for about 15 seconds. Photo (text added by author): Solaroad […]

German Vice Chancellor Puts Brakes On “Ruinous” Rush To Green Energies: “Others Think We’ve Lost Our Marbles”

Two days I ago reported on German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel’s calling the swift end to coal power plants in Germany an “illusion”. Germany’s flagship daily Die Welt here has since posted a large part of Gabriel’s speech, where two Greenpeace activists attempted to steal the show from Gabriel on stage. When it was over, the Greenpeace activists […]

German Natural Park Mutates To An Industrial Park…With Deadly Consequences To Wildlife

German Natural Park Mutates To An Industrial Park…With Deadly Consequences To Wildlife

Warning: This post will not be an easy article for the lovers of birds and nature. Not only do wind turbine make noise, disturb the surrounding natural environment, and create industrial blight in idyllic landscapes, but they also kill wildlife – especially protected birds. The latest example is presented by the website of the anti-wind […]

Federal Minister Of Economics Sigmar Gabriel: “Ending Coal Is Mass Disinformation Of The People”…”An Illusion”

Federal Minister Of Economics Sigmar Gabriel: “Ending Coal Is Mass Disinformation Of The People”…”An Illusion”

Calls for rigid and draconian CO2 emissions reduction targets in Germany have been dealt a body blow. Germany’s Federal Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Angela Merkel’s coalition partner the SPD socialists has dumped a load of cold water on the extreme demand for a rapid shutdown of the country’s coal power plants. German Federal Ministry of Economics […]

Rossi’s E-Cat Verified, But Mystifies Independent Reviewers…The Dawn Of An Energy Revolution?

Rossi’s E-Cat Verified, But Mystifies Independent Reviewers…The Dawn Of An Energy Revolution?

By Ric Werme Many have been watching the gradual development of Andreas Rossi’s “E-Cat,” a device Rossi claimed to produce heat from fusing nickel and hydrogen at commonly used temperatures, as opposed to those in core of a star. Photo: NASA The next big event, the release of a paper reporting on a month-long test […]