Alternative Energy

Leading Renewable Energy Expert Says Germany Sacrificing Nature For "Green" Energies

Leading Renewable Energy Expert Says Germany Sacrificing Nature For “Green” Energies

Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt was interviewed by Switzerland-based Basler Zeitung concerning Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (transition to renewable energies), and energy issues in Switzerland, on February 18, 2017. Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt. Image credit: GWPF Vahrenholt was once the head of RWE’s renewable energy arm, Innogy, and responsible for the installation of offshore wind parks. However, after years of poor […]

BASF Executive Calls German Energiewende A "Huge Botch"...Government "Deceiving The Public"

BASF Executive Calls German Energiewende A “Huge Botch”…Government “Deceiving The Public”

Former Supervisory Board Chairman of German chemicals giant BASF Jürgen Hambrecht has “sharply criticized” the German government for “deceiving the public and giving them the runaround” when it comes to the Energiewende, reports the online N24/Die Welt here. Former BASF top executive Jürgen Hambrecht says the German government has been deceiving the public when it […]

Germany's "Silent Catastrophe" ...330,000 Households See Power Turned Off In One Year!

Germany’s “Silent Catastrophe” …330,000 Households See Power Turned Off In One Year!

The DPA German press agency reported yesterday on the rapidly spreading energy poverty now engulfing the country. The main driver is Germany’s skyrocketing electricity prices – primarily due to the legally mandatory feeding-in of wind and solar power. Currently regular household consumers are paying nearly 30 cents a kilowatt-hour – almost three times the rate paid […]

German Electricity Price Projected To Quadruple By 2020, To Over 40 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour!

German Electricity Price Projected To Quadruple By 2020, To Over 40 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour!

Once ballyhooed as a cheap source of energy (“The sun doesn’t send an electric bill”), Germany’s attempted transition to wind and solar energy is rapidly heading towards a full-blown central planning folly of historic dimensions. The German electricity consumer advocacy group NAEB projects that Germany’s electric power rates will continue to soar, possibly reaching an industry back-breaking […]

German Electric Power Giant Loses Staggering 5.7 Billion Euros in 2016 As Renewables Wreak Havoc!

German Electric Power Giant Loses Staggering 5.7 Billion Euros in 2016 As Renewables Wreak Havoc!

Germany’s second largest power producer, RWE, reported staggering losses of 5.7 billion euros over the fiscal 2016 year, after the company had posted a net loss of near 200 million euros for 2015. RWE profits up in smoke as renewables crush wholesale prices. Image: RWE. The latest results continue the growing string of woes occurring […]

EU Sees Almost No Fossil Fuel Consumption Progress Despite Hundreds Of Billions Of Euros Invested!

EU Sees Almost No Fossil Fuel Consumption Progress Despite Hundreds Of Billions Of Euros Invested!

The statistics arm of the European Union, Eurostat, has released recent figures on energy consumption. They are a huge disappointment and show that the community has only succeeded at wasting hundreds of billions of euros, while having no impact on the climate. EU energy consumption fell only a measly 2.5% from 1990 to 2015, eurostat […]

Germans Horrified That Forests, "Strictly Protected" Species, Being Cleared Away For Wind Parks

Germans Horrified That Forests, “Strictly Protected” Species, Being Cleared Away For Wind Parks

In Germany forests are almost considered sacred, and are powerfully anchored into the German cultural psyche. Disturbing them is absolutely frowned upon, to put it mildly. This is all the more reason why Germans nationwide have been horrified by the mass deforestation taking place to make way for industrial wind parks. The latest (shocking) example […]

German Power Consumers Now Saddled By Staggering 35 Billion Euros In Taxes, Feed-In Tariffs

Here’s an addendum to what I wrote here about German electric power a couple of days ago. Apparently things are worse than we thought. The climate protection scam is truly a colossal cash-cow for the government and a narrow special interest. German power now costing consumers tens of billions of euros. Chart above shows Germany’s […]

Germans Face Pain As Power Prices Surge To "Record Levels", Renewables Go "Almost AWOL"

Germans Face Pain As Power Prices Surge To “Record Levels”, Renewables Go “Almost AWOL”

German electrical power analyst Verivox here issued a press release announcing that electricity will be more expensive in the coming months for many German households: 75 primary utilities are increasing their electricity prices by an average of 3.4% in February alone – this according to a study by Verivox experts. For a family of four […]

Legendary Motor Developer Calls Electric Cars An “Environmental Fraud” …”Dangerous False Path”!

Professor Friedrich Indra has been retired since 2005 and is considered to be one of the world’s leading engine developers. The 76-year old used to work for Audi and General Motors. Electric mobility is an environmental fraud, says world leading expert in engine technology. Image: Tesla “Doesn’t solve single environmental problem” In a recent interview […]

Europe Reminded Of Its Power Grid Vulnerability As Brussels Blacks Out!

Europe Reminded Of Its Power Grid Vulnerability As Brussels Blacks Out!

Much has been written about growing power grid instability in Europe as more and more volatile wind and solar energy have come online over the years. Earlier today European news outlets reported how Brussels, a major centre of the European Union, plunged into darkness late yesterday evening. So far it’s not known what’s behind the […]

Germany: 120 Billion Euros For 5% Electricity Supply! And “Huge New Green Movement” Against Wind Power

Only 5% of demand covered The Swiss online Baseler Zeitung here writes how the country’s Association for Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biotech Companies is coming out against Switzerland’s recently proposed green “energy strategy”, saying that it is “fundamentally going in the wrong direction“. The association fears it will lead to higher costs. Energy politician Christian Wasserfallen “is […]

The Startling Debacle Of Germany's Electric Cars ...Auto Industry Faces Demise In 10 Years

The Startling Debacle Of Germany’s Electric Cars …Auto Industry Faces Demise In 10 Years

NOTE: I was in Berlin the whole weekend and just got back. A bit tired, and so no new post today. ======================================== The skeptic European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here brings our attention to a documentary on electric cars by German flagship ARD public television broadcast recently. German auto industry risks skidding out […]

German Greens Move To Water Down Nature Protection Laws - To Clear Way For Wind Parks!

German Greens Move To Water Down Nature Protection Laws – To Clear Way For Wind Parks!

The German online Nordwest Zeitung (NWZ) reports here how mainly German Socialists and Greens (of all people) are moving to relax strict laws designed to protect nature and endangered species. The aim is to clear the way for the industrialization of the North German rural countryside and natural areas with wind turbines. Pushed by Germany’s Greens and […]

Failure…Hundreds Of Billions For Nothing As Germany CO2 Reductions Stagnant Almost 10 Years!

It’s good to see that I am not the only person looking critically at Germany’s rather inept attempt to switch over to green energy sources in order to reduce CO2 emissions. The environmentalprogress.org site here presents a good overview of Germany’s recent performance when it comes to reducing so-called “greenhouse gases”. Unfortunately German citizens have […]

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 […]