Alternative Energy

Electric Autos Could Threaten 250,000 High Paying German Jobs, Experts Warn

Electric Autos Could Threaten 250,000 High Paying German Jobs, Experts Warn

I’ve written on a couple of occasions about how some in the German government are demanding that Germany start banning the internal combustion engine already by 2030 and switch to electric cars — a radical proposal to say the least. Photo right by Marco Verch, CC BY 2.0 Some two weeks ago the online FOCUS magazine […]

“Climate-Saving” Green Energies In Germany “Also Useless In November”!

The Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here recently reminded readers of two things: 1) renewable energies are performing woefully and temperature trends for Germany are pretty much flat, meaning they do not even remotely resemble anything you’d expect from a rapidly warming globe. ================================================= A look at the “climate-rescuing” new energies By Helmut […]

Irish Fury And Fierce European Opposition To Ugly Wind Turbines Mount Across Europe

Here at this blog I’ve written often over Germany’s wind energy follies and the mounting opposition to the construction of wind parks. In fact over 300 citizens initiatives against wind energy have sprouted across Germany alone so far. The reasons for the exploding resistance are many and include destruction of forests, death to wildlife, blighting […]

Analysis: Adding More Solar, Wind Power Increases Dependence On Fossil Fuels, 'Doubles' CO2 Emissions

Analysis: Adding More Solar, Wind Power Increases Dependence On Fossil Fuels, ‘Doubles’ CO2 Emissions

As the reputed world leader in green energy policy, Germany plans to eliminate nuclear power as an energy source in the next 5 years. A 2011 decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022  has meant that renewables like wind and solar power are expected to swiftly take the place of nuclear energy on the German power […]

Germany Aims To “Throttle” Wind Energy To Avert Grid Overloading …Branch In Uncertainty

Germany’s national business daily Wirtschaftswoche here reports that the country’s Economic Minister/Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel aims implement a plan that will throttle the expansion of north Germany’s onshore wind parks — due to the fact that rapid building is “overloading the power grid”. Photo: wind park in Lower Saxony, Philip May, CC BY-SA 3.0. This will impact […]

Battery Storage Fallacy Exposed...Entire Annual Global Production Would Power Germany For Only 30 Minutes!

Battery Storage Fallacy Exposed…Entire Annual Global Production Would Power Germany For Only 30 Minutes!

Frank at his German-language blog here makes a good point on the potential and feasibility of renewable electricity storage using lithium batteries, which is supposed to be key to successfully using wind and solar energy. Satellite images of the Salar del Hombre Muerto, Argentina (left), and Uyuni, Bolivia (right), salt flats that are rich in […]

Germany Manages To Draft “Watered Down…Hollowed Out” Climate Plan For Marrakesh

Some days ago we wrote about how Germany was headed to Marrakesh without any plan on how it would meet its “climate targets”. This of course promised to be a huge embarassment for a country that liked to massively boast about being a leader in fighting climate change. Merkel’s government and leading ministers had to […]

New Paper Asks 'What Does The Paris Agreement Actually Do?'  Answer: Nothing. CO2 Emissions Continue Rising Unabated.

New Paper Asks ‘What Does The Paris Agreement Actually Do?’ Answer: Nothing. CO2 Emissions Continue Rising Unabated.

A new paper just published online asks a timely and poignant question as the U.S. Presidential election splatters the headlines this week: What does the Paris Agreement actually do?  The author succinctly answers his own question, concluding that the Paris Agreement allows countries like China and India “permission to emit as much [CO2] as they […]

Former German Economics Minister Rips Renewable Energy Policy! "Capital Destruction Of Difficult-To-Fathom Dimensions"!

Former German Economics Minister Rips Renewable Energy Policy! “Capital Destruction Of Difficult-To-Fathom Dimensions”!

Criticism and harsh words on Germany’s out-of-control renewable energy policy continues to mount and grow in volume as the energy sector approaches potential catastrophe. Germany’s former federal minister for economics and labour, Wolfgang Clement, slams current German energy policy. Photo: http://www.bmwa.bund.htm (free use). Cologne’s online Kölner Stadt Anzeiger (KSta) here reports on a speech made by […]

Global Investments In Renewable Energies Crash in 3rd Quarter 2016, Bloomberg Reports!

Citing the London-based consulting company Bloomberg New Energy Finance the German Business News here reports that “investments in renewable energies collapsed worldwide in the third quarter” of this year, led by Europe, China and Japan. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, investment, mainly in solar and wind power, fell a whopping 43 percent. Among the […]

Flagship Daily ‘Die Welt’ Calls Germany’s Ban Of Internal Combustion Engines By 2030 A “Fairy Tale”

There have been a number of reports that Germany will ban the internal combustion engine (ICE) by the year 2030, i.e. in just 14 years. This has been already voted on by Germany’s Federal Council (Bundesrat). Although 14 years can be plenty of time to usher in a technical revolution (e.g. think of how much technology […]

Top Environmentalists Aghast As Germany's 'Energiewende' Turns Into A Green Dystopia!

Top Environmentalists Aghast As Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ Turns Into A Green Dystopia!

First vigorous support followed by cheers But then came silence and then denial, Followed by downplaying Today, outrage is exploding That’s the story of Germany’s attempted Energiewende (transition to renewable energies). The mood has turned 180° since the early days. Once welcome, Germany’s Energiewende is now being met with shock and outrage as the envoiornmental destruction […]

Germany’s Social Violence Against The Citizens …Green Feed-In Tariffs Set To Jump Painful 15%!

Michael Krueger at Science Skeptical writes that Germany’s renewable energy feed-in tariffs paid by power consumers are to risen to new record, painful levels. Germany’s renewable energy feed-in tariff is expected to skyrocket another 0.75 euro cents/kilowatt-hour – to 7.1 euro cents. The following chart shows the annual growth of the feed-in tariff in cents […]

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 […]