Alternative Energy

Storm, Price-Collapse “Expose Madness Of Energiewende” …Thousands Of Turbines To Be Dismantled As Subsidies Expire

The online Die Welt here reports that storm “Herwart” which swept across Germany late last month – with wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour  – led to a wholesale electricity “price collapse” and thus “exposed the madness of the Energiewende“. “Negative prices” As storm Herwart waged, wind parks across Germany over-flooded electricity […]

Engineering Professor Believes German ‘Energiewende’ Close To Death As Inadequacies Become Glaring

Just a few years ago, no party dared to express doubts over the Energiewende (Germany’s transition to green energies), or to question it for fear of being accused of environmental blasphemy and treason. But as the technical and economic problems of the Energiewende become ever more glaring, people and politicians are now speaking up. One […]

Germany Will Miss Its Own 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets By A Long Shot

Michael Limburg of the European Institute for Climate and Energy here reports that Germany will miss its 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets by a long shot ,despite the “huge costs” in the form of mandatory feed-in tariffs paid by consumers. The country’s 2050 target of an 80% reduction is looking more like pie […]

Industry Group Warns German “Electricity Prices To Rise Significantly”, Fueled By Green Energies!

One thing is clear: Germans were fooled and deceived by politicians and activists into thinking that the transition to renewable energies would not cost much, reduce pollutants, create a clean environment, improve the climate and create many jobs. None of these have come true. Electricity prices have skyrocketed, the landscape is being industrialized and Germany has […]

Green Energy Debacle: Multi-Million-Euro Geothermal Power Plant Shuts Down After 8 Years Of Endless Troubles

Like so many (highly subsidized) green energy projects in Germany the Kalina geothermal power plant in Unterhaching, Germany, was put into operation with great fanfare some 8 years ago in 2009. Look at all the great things we’re doing, high ranking politicians seemed to say as the cut the opening ribbon. Today the online Merkur.de reports that the […]

Leading German Economics Professor Calls Germany’s Energiewende An Energy Policy Calamity

In a recently released video interview by journalist Jörg Rehmann, University of Magdeburg economics professor Joachim Weimann explains why renewable energies have been a terrible idea for Germany so far. Recently a high ranking expert commission set up by the German government even sharply criticized the German Energiewende (transition to renewable energies), saying it was leading the country down […]

Germany’s Green Energy Project Close To Death: “EEG Feed-In Act Has Failed …Has To Go!”

Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government with the opposition SPD socialist party took a massive beating in last Sunday’s election, with both her CDU/CSU party and the coalition partner SPD socialist party coming in at post-war historic lows. Since then the SPD has announced it is no longer interested in continuing the grand coalition and instead […]

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2012) Members of the Army National Guard load trucks as they prepare to hand out supplies to people in need.  In response to Hurricane Sandy the New York National Guard spent the the day going door to door in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

German Analysis: Florida Evacuation With E-Vehicles Would Mean “Mass Death On The Highways”

If Florida’s transportation were based mostly on electric vehicles, as activists demand, it would quickly come to a standstill in times of hurricanes and mass evacuations. Charging stations would be overwhelmed and millions of lives put at risk. Good thing we have fossil fuel powered vehicles, which can run and be refueled whenever the power […]

German Energy Expert Shreds Wind Power: "Everyone's Loses With Wind Energy"!

German Energy Expert Shreds Wind Power: “Everyone’s Loses With Wind Energy”!

Late last month a video of a discussion round featuring green energies was put up on Youtube. The segment that follows below shows Dr. Detlef Ahlborn, President of the Wind Energy protest group Bundesinitiative Vernunftkraft (German Initiative for Sensible Power) telling us, without mincing words, why wind energy has been a flop in Germany. Though […]

German Engine Expert Doesn’t Believe In The Battery, Calls For A “Return To Sobriety”

Electric car proponents keep insisting that breakthroughs in electric car battery technology are just around the corner, and that soon electric cars will no longer be hampered by limited range and long charging times. Thus we should start banning internal combustion cars soon. Leading experts, on the other hand, are far less optimistic about the […]

German Wind Energy Market “Threatening To Implode”…”Things Have Never Been This Bad”!

While Germany likes to fancy itself as being among the “global leaders” in tackling climate change by expanding green energies, the country has in fact taken very little action recently to back up the appearances. If anything, Germany is more in the green energy retreat mode. There are good reasons for this. German flagship business daily […]

German Handelsblatt Reports On Electric Batteries: “Unreliable”, “Fire-Hazard”, “Impractical”

Germany’s top business daily Handelsblatt here reports that although lithium-ion batteries promise to become efficient someday, they continue to be plagued by technical problems, calling them “unreliable and a fire hazard“. Video: Electric cars continue to be plagued by safety and technical issues (not featured in Handelsblatt story, for illustration only). The Handelsblatt cites expert […]

German E-Mobility Headed For Wall…”Ecological Performance Of The E-Car Is Truly Miserable!”

The online site of DW German public broadcasting has a report on electric cars, which are deemed by many as the solution to all of the climate’s and environment’s ills. Turns out this is hardly the case – at least in Germany. Over the past weeks much scorn has been aimed at Germany’s mighty automotive […]

Wind Energy’s 8 Serious Disadvantages: Hurts Everything From Wealth To Health

What follows is a list of reasons compiled by this German site here on why wind is a poor source of power. There are eight disadvantages that cannot be ignored, the site writes. What follows are the eight reasons along with my own descriptions. 1. Unstable, erratic power supply The wind doesn’t blow constantly, and […]

New Study Concludes Europe Will Always Require 100% Back-Up By Conventional Energy

New Study Concludes Europe Will Always Require 100% Back-Up By Conventional Energy

This post is one for the wind-energy-clingers, who refuse to admit how bad it really is. A new German paper assesses wind energy in Europe . The results are devastating. It concludes that wind energy requires almost 100% backup and that the more capacity that gets installed, the greater the volatility. The paper appearing at […]

Policy Disaster: Energy “Insulation Madness” Turns German Residential Buildings Into “Death Traps”!

Unfortunately it has taken a huge disaster in London to wake up the many German politicians who have been self-drugged up on their green ideology for too long. Now they have been forced to face the harsh reality of their green gross negligence. While millions of endangered birds and animals remain threatened by windmills, it […]

“The De Facto End Of Wind Turbine Forests”. New Policy In Germany Sends Powerful Signals!

Germany’s wind energy industry is suddenly facing fierce headwinds, and wind energy opponents are cheering wildly! Yesterday Germany’s most populated state, North Rhine Westphalia, voted in a new government. The old government consisting of a coalition between the SPD Socialists and the Green Party were booted out in recent state elections, and since yesterday have […]

German Green Minister President Blasts Own Party’s E-Car Target As “Nonsense”… “You Don’t Have a Clue!”

The following German Green Party national convention video is very amusing. It shows a highly agitated Minister President of the state Baden Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, very angrily blasting his own Green Party’s “radical” call to eliminate fossil fuel cars in Germany by 2030 at a recent Green Party convention. Kretschmann is clearly fed up with his party’s […]

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

Unsustainable: 43 Million Tonnes Of Wind Turbine Blade Waste By 2050 “If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” – Ramirez-Tejeda et al., 2017 Despite an explosion in installed wind capacity since 1990, wind power […]

Germany's Environment Ministry Blames "Cold Winter" For Stalled Fight Against Climate Warming!

Germany’s Environment Ministry Blames “Cold Winter” For Stalled Fight Against Climate Warming!

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Environment (UBA) has released its latest annual Report of Indicators: DATA ON THE ENVIRONMENT 2017, which is designed to provide “a comprehensive overview of the environment’s status”. Today’s post looks mainly at the climate and energy part of the report. One thing we can conclude from it: Germany is failing horribly to […]