Alternative Energy

Germany's Federal Accounting Office Slams Government For Out-Of-Control Electricity Costs

Germany’s Federal Accounting Office Slams Government For Out-Of-Control Electricity Costs

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) — Germany’s version of the Washington Post — reports here that the country’s Energiewende (transition to green energy) has been fraught with “serious errors” and that the government has lost control of its energy policy. The FAZ cites a report released by the Bundesrechnungshof (federal accounting office). Out-of-control costs The […]

“O Canada!” What An Energy Buffoon You Have “On Guard For Thee” In Ontario …Wynne’s Debacle

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces coming out of Ontario concerning its renewable energy debacle. Now I read at the CBC an opinion piece by Robin Urback from late November on just how bad the situation is getting. Man, and we thought things were bad in Germany and Europe! It turns out that Ontario prime minister Kathleen […]

Germany Sees 4 Catastrophic Wind Turbine Failures In Four Weeks …Man Nearly Hit By Ice Projectile

A few of days ago I reported on a spate of wind turbine collapses occuring in Germany and Europe. Well the folly appears to be continuing as the online German Tageblatt here reports how yet another has come crashing down, with a passerby witnessing it live. The fourth collapse in four weeks! German news site NTV here […]

Wind Turbines Crashing Down In Germany Amid Brisk Opposition And Even Sabotage!

Wind turbines are ugly, litter the landscape, endanger wildlife, generate erratically, destabilize power grids and even cause health problems. They also have a habit of coming apart and self destructing — thus creating a hazard to persons and property. The Saxony online daily Sächsische Zeitung (SZ) here reports how a wind turbine collapsed near Leisnig just days ago. […]

‘Manager Magazin’ Reports How Renewable Electricity Is Taking Germany On A Wild Ride

It’s the paradox of the German Energiewende (transition to green energy): power exchange market prices are lower than ever before, yet consumers are paying the highest prices ever – with no stop in the increases in sight. Moreover, the more green electricity that is fed into the grid, the more coal that gets burned. Communist-quality […]

Meteorologists Warn Of Possible Arctic Blast For Europe. Also: Threat Of Green Energy Refugees!

Meteorologists Warn Of Possible Arctic Blast For Europe. Also: Threat Of Green Energy Refugees!

At his Weatherbell Daily Update (12/26) veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi issued an Arctic weather heads up for Europe after the New Year: Look at this in the 11 to 16. This is indicating that the models think there’s going to be a lot of snow on the ground in the UK and all through western Europe.” The […]

Former Clinton Strategist Views Renewables As Non-Competitive..."Let's Not Destroy American Economy"

Former Clinton Strategist Views Renewables As Non-Competitive…”Let’s Not Destroy American Economy”

What follows is a political view from a person with lots of policy experience. He tells it the way he sees it. Image cropped from DickMorris.com Dick Morris is a former political strategist for President Bill Clinton, and a vocal critic of Hillary Clinton — no doubt with good reasons. Morris not only has a good […]

Experts: Green-Preaching Germany To Miss 2020 Climate Targets By A Mile... "An Illusion"!

Experts: Green-Preaching Germany To Miss 2020 Climate Targets By A Mile… “An Illusion”!

The online Germany-based International Business Forum for Regenerative Energies (IWR) here writes that the country will fail to reach its 2020 climate targets, despite tens of billions of euros invested in green energies such as wind and solar, and all its incessant green pontification. An expert commission appointed by the government recently released its 5th […]

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 […]