Alternative Energy

Wind’s False Promise Of Environmental Purity…Everywhere “Everything Is Rotating And Blinking”…”High Price To Pay”

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPublic opinion of wind energy in Germany, once unanimously high, has eroded considerably over the past years as more people begin to realize that the country’s once idyllic countryside is turning into a blighted industrial landscape. The earlier visions of environmental purity are instead turning out to be illusions by con-artists. The reality is […]

A Teetering Consensus: 97 New Papers Amassed In 2018 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe Science Unsettles Image Source: Robertson and Chilingar, 2017 In just the first 8 weeks of 2018,  97 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise serve to question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions […]

Greed Energy…Endangered Black Stork Nest Blocking Wind Park Construction Gets Criminally Destroyed

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailConservationist/wind-energy protest group Rettet den Odenwald (Save the Forest of Odes) here writes that yet another endangered stork nest was recently destroyed at the forested location near a proposed JuWi wind park. Controversy swirls over German wind park builder JuWi Normally the clearing of forest land to make way for industry is required to […]

Adjusted Upwards...German CO2 Equivalent Emissions Rise (Again) In 2016...No Reduction Since 2009!

Adjusted Upwards…German CO2 Equivalent Emissions Rise (Again) In 2016…No Reduction Since 2009!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGermany’s CO2 equivalent emissions revised upward for 2016. The country has barely seen any reduction in greenhouse gas emissions so far this decade but has seen its power prices skyrocket and power grid become far more unstable. According to Germany’s Ministry of Environment here (UBA), emissions of “climate gases” rose again in 2016, from […]

Unstable Green Power Grids: German ARD Television Tells Citizens To Start Getting Used To Blackouts!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailFlagship ARD public television here broadcast a report on the state of the German power grid, which until about some 15 years ago was by far among the world’s most stable. But those days are now gone, thanks to volatile green energies. The ARD report basically tells German citizens and industry that they need to […]

New Study: German Agreed 2050 CO2 Reductions Could Cost Astronomical $2.8 TRILLION By 2050!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailIt has long been dawning on most people that the costs of Germany’s Energiewende (transition to green energies) have been spectacularly underestimated. As Germany rushes into its foray with renewable energies, principally wind and sun, we are finding out that many of the costs involved were never taken into account. According to Die Welt: In […]

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe online fuldainfo.de here reports of mores woes in the German offshore wind industry. It’s turning out that offshore wind power is expensive, and often plagued by technical difficulties. The offshore Trianel Borkum wind park severely hampered by spiraling costs, lower than expected winds. Photo credit: Trianel Just days ago I wrote here of another […]

German Offshore Wind Energy Woes…Ship Forced To Guard Exposed Underwater Transmission Cable

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailVolatile winds, burning generators, failing blades and buckling towers: these are just some of the technical problems plaguing wind power and thus making it a highly undependable and unreliable source of electricity. Now we hear from NDR German public broadcasting reported of yet another problem plaguing the North Sea Riffgat offshore wind park located off […]

Green Energy Revolution A Flop: Fossil Fuels' Share Of Total Energy Use Unchanged in 40 Years!

Green Energy Revolution A Flop: Fossil Fuels’ Share Of Total Energy Use Unchanged in 40 Years!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailQuartz.com here presents an interesting chart which tells us the green energy revolution of the past 30 years has resulted in practically nothing. It’s been a flop. Fossil fuels remain as wildly popular as ever. Global fossil fuel use as a share of total energy has risen since James Hansen’s 1988 testimony. Chart: Quartz.com. […]

German Post Electric Delivery Vehicles Falter, “Lose Power Mid Delivery Route”

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe online Die Welt/N24 here reports on how the German Post, Deutsche Post, put electric vehicles dubbed Streetscooters” into action last summer with the high hopes of making mail delivery greener. Months later it is emerging that things are not working out as hoped, as a myriad of technical problems have emerged. With winter […]

485 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email‘Consensus’ Science Takes A Hit In 2017 During 2017,  485 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media. These 485 […]

Dark Days For German Solar Power, Country Saw Only 10 Hours Of Sun In All Of December!

Dark Days For German Solar Power, Country Saw Only 10 Hours Of Sun In All Of December!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailWhat follows is a chart showing the measly amount of power that Germany’s more than 40 gigawatts of installed solar electricity capacity actually managed to produce (yellow) in December, 2017 (you may have to squint): Germany’s more than 40 gigawatts of installed solar capacity barely produced anything in December 2017. Curved line shows German demand. […]

328,000 German Poor Households Saw Electricity Switched Off in 2016 …Millions More Threatened!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGermany’s energy poverty is about to get worse, as poor people are threatened with being put out in the cold by the country’s green energies. Electricity prices “higher than they have ever been” German news weekly Stern here reports that “electricity prices will rise further at the start of the year” and that “there is […]

Major Blow To 'Energiewende' As Top German Economist Shows Plan Can Never Work!

Major Blow To ‘Energiewende’ As Top German Economist Shows Plan Can Never Work!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGermany’s once highly promoted “Energiewende” (transition to green energies) and the country’s feed-in act have been given a grade of “F” by one of the country’s top economists, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn. Just days ago the renowned economics professor gave a presentation dubbed “How much volatile power can the power grid take?” […]

German Energy Policy Gone Lost: “Energiewende Has Failed,” Writes Leading Environmentalist

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailIn an opinion piece at the Mittel Bayerische daily, Harry Neumann, National Chairman of the environmental group Naturschutzinitiative e.V. declares Germany’s Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) a failure and writes: “The wind power industry and nature protection cannot be reconciled.” Moreover Germany’s EEG green energy feed-in act is doing more harm than good, writes […]

Energiewende “Fundamentally A Disaster” …Germany To Miss CO2 Reduction Targets By A Mile

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe latest forecast shows snow and cold moving across much Germany this weekend, again. Despite Germany ‘s ruddy CO2 emissions, winter keeps coming. German public broadcasting, here for example, reports today that despite all the green, climate-preaching, Germany will miss its 2020 CO2 reductions by a mile. More embarrassingly, the country has not reduced its CO2 […]

Germany’s National Power Grid Mess…Country Seeing Whopping 172,000 Power Outages Annually!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGermany’s Energiewende threatens to follow a similar path as the Berlin-Brandenburg airport debacle, but on a far greater scale. When bureaucrats take over project engineering… Berlin-Brandenburg BER airport: Construction began in 2006 with operation scheduled to begin in 2011. And now as 2017 nears the end, BER is not even close to opening. Currently […]

German Public Media Finally Acknowledge Country’s Power Grid Now More Unstable Than Ever

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailIt seems that the woes besetting the German Energiewende (transition the green energies) and the country’s power grids are finally beginning to hit home at the mainstream German media. For example German HR public radio here writes “increasingly large problems have besieged power grid operator Tennet” and that the company often “has to act […]

Wall Street Journal Calls Merkel’s Energiewende “A Meltdown” Involving “Astronomical Costs”

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal here put out an accurate, concise assessment of how Germany’s “Energiewende” (transition away from fossil and nuclear energies over to green energies) has been faring so far. It’s grade? I’d interpret it as an F for failure. Quickly turning into a huge embarrassment Once seen as […]

German Conventional Turbine Producer Siemens To Slash 6900 Workers Worldwide Due To “Energiewende”

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe Swiss online SRF public television site here reports that German power engineering giant Siemens plans to eliminate some 6900 employees, half of them in Germany. Hit will be the conventional power plant and electric drive systems branch. German energy sector in turmoil The SRF writes that the power plant branch “is suffering due to […]

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