Climate Politics

Small Business Association Leader: Germany’s Climate/Energy Policy Has “Failed Spectacularly”

Dr. Karl Tack is a managing director of a family-owned business that manufactures grinding tools. The company has been in operation over 7 generations and is just one of many that operate all across Germany. According to Blick aktuell here, family-owned businesses make up 90% of the country’s number of privately owned companies. These German family-run […]

Germany's Energiewende "An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster", Writes Top German Socialist!

Germany’s Energiewende “An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster”, Writes Top German Socialist!

In a referendum slated for this coming Sunday, Swiss citizens are being called to vote on a national energy strategy, dubbed Energiestrategie 2050. Germany Green Party co-founder and former federal Homeland Minister Otto Georg Schily warns Swiss citizens voting on energy referendum that the Energiewende is “an economic, social and ecological disaster”. Photo by Olaf Kosinsky […]

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy

Over the past few years Germans have been increasing their protests against the construction of wind trubines in the countryside and the idustrial littering of the landscape. Hundreds of citizens’ protest groups have since formed with the aim of fiercely opposing the construction of wind parks in forests, open landscapes and near residential areas. The […]

Climate Movement Falters As German Greens/Socialists Take Historic Election Trouncing

Last Sunday voters in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine Wesphalia (NRW), sent a loud message: voters are much more concerned about problems other than climate protection and green energies. The state’s ruling SPD Socialists/Green Party coalition government led by Hannelore Kraft took an historic beating, getting tossed out as the state swung far – from […]

Danish Meteorological Institute Moves To Obscure Recent Record Greenland Ice Growth

A shorter post today, as this afternoon I’ve got to prepare 50 lbs. of chili con carne (and let me tell you, I can taste it already). German meteorological and climate site Schneefan (snow fan) here writes on the recent changes by the DMI on its Greenland ice mass chart. Personally I wouldn’t be surprised […]

UN Policy Farce …Toothless Paris Switched From “Binding Agreement” To “Pledge and Review”!

What follows are two new papers that once again throw the policy paths promoted by climate activists into question. Hat-tip Kenneth Richard. Paris Agreement China pledge irresponsible The first by Harris, 2017, calls China’s Paris pledge on climate change “inadequate and irresponsible” and “little more than business as usual“. Today China is the largest national source of […]

New Study Finds Renewable Fuels Are Dirtier Than Fossil Fuels!

Today we look at two new papers that reveal renewable energies don’t deliver what their proponents like to have us believe they do, i.e. clean, affordable and reliable energy, and another telling us that the Paris Agreement is a joke. Biofuel blends are more polluting The first paper by Emery et al., 2017, looks at […]

German Daily Writes Climate Summit-Hosting Germany Embarrassing Itself As Its Own Emissions Rise!

German Daily Writes Climate Summit-Hosting Germany Embarrassing Itself As Its Own Emissions Rise!

Daniel Wetzel of online German daily Die Welt here writes Germany is hosting 1200 experts from 93 countries at its Foreign Affairs Ministry in Berlin to discuss reductions in global “climate gas” emissions and “climate protection”. But there is one small, highly embarrassing problem with the event: host Germany has not been able to reduce its […]

Potsdam PIK Climate Director Says We Will Have To Go Back To Mud Huts By 2040

Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) here presents a commentary by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the director of German ultra-alarmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Professor Schellnhuber fears that the planet could warm even as much as 12°C if man does not act quickly to totally eliminate greenhouse gases. He adds that he “has all the evidence” […]

Merkel's Lead Minister Signals Germany Ready To Give Up Leadership Role Against Climate Change!

Merkel’s Lead Minister Signals Germany Ready To Give Up Leadership Role Against Climate Change!

Germany appears poised to make a fundamental course correction in its climate and energy policy. Chancellery Minister Peter Altmaier says the days of going-it-alone on climate protection are about to end. Photo source: here. Germany has long been a steadfast and influential proponent of “climate protection”. Also the country’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), […]

Subsidized Company, Supplying Subsidized Industry (Which Is Based On Subsidized Junk Science) Files For Bankruptcy

Subsidized Company, Supplying Subsidized Industry (Which Is Based On Subsidized Junk Science) Files For Bankruptcy

“Do we have the next Solyndra at hand?” I had to shake my head when reading the recently published Fox News report: Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy. Image cropped from Aquion Energy. Hat-tip: Indomitable Snowman According to Fox News, Pennsylvania-based Aquion Energy had received “a $5.2 million stimulus-tied grant” (not a loan) from the […]

‘Die Welt’ Article Warns: German “Energiewende Risks Becoming a Disaster” …As Costs Explode!

Normally even the German conservative media have been supportive of Germany’s shift from fossil fuels over to green energies, and most leading conservative media outlets accept that climate change is mostly man-made and thus needs to be taken seriously. Climate science skepticism is scorned in Germany. So it’s all the more surprising that one of […]

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 […]

Real President Puts Focus On Real Issues: No Mention Of Climate Change In Hour-Long Speech

Plenty of superlatives have been used to describe President Donald Trump’s speech to the nation on Februrary 28. Fox News called it “one for the ages” as the newly elected President spoke on a wide range of pressing issues and daunting problems the nation faces, like immigration, drugs, crime, runaway debt, urban decay, economic stagnation, over-regulation, education, terrorism…to […]

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 […]

Radical Green Obsessions: German Gov Pushing To Devolve Humans To Herbivores

Radical Green Obsessions: German Gov Pushing To Devolve Humans To Herbivores

News site t-online.de here writes that visitors to the German Ministry of Environment will be served only vegetarian food, according to German daily Bild. The order comes from the Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (Socialist Party) herself. According to reports, food service companies that cater events held at the Ministry are not to provide fish or […]

German CDU Parliamentarian Calls Climate Science “A Very Dangerous Mixture” Of Belief and Dogma

I was a bit hesitant to write about this because it could lead to trouble for the person with the courage to speak up. After all, we’d hate to see riots, violence and rabid fits of shouting. But the good fight must be fought, and we must never be forced into silence – even when […]

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 […]