Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!
By P Gosselin on 2. February 2016
A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment. As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance […]
By P Gosselin on 26. October 2015
Update: Bernd Felsche points out that it’s only 5 street lamps (and not 9)! ===================================== Last time I spoke to common sense, I was told that lights are devices used to shed light – when it’s dark outside. But apparently not any more – at least in one German town. It seems that street lamps […]
By P Gosselin on 9. July 2015
I can hear it already. Like the climate activists who now deny there was a global cooling scare 40 years ago, in 10 years time or so we’ll be hearing the media and all the proponents of the low-fat/high carb diet claiming that this too was never a consensus. Remember how eating saturated fats was supposed to […]
By P Gosselin on 21. June 2015
This Vatican site here teaches Catholics the 10 Commandments of God. Yet, on topics of energy and climate, the Pope’s latest Encyclical arguably serves to incite many of the world’s citizens and powerful institutions to violate 3, if not 4, of these Holy Commandments. On the subject of climate science and energy, the overall attitude of the […]
By P Gosselin on 19. April 2015
There was a lot of emphasis on energy technology at this year’s Hannover Industrial Trade Fair, which took place just last week. Fossil fuel plants unexpendable Days ago German flagship daily Die Welt here reported that Germany’s energy industry is not happy about the recent developments in the electricity markets. Industry representatives warn that the Energiewende […]
By P Gosselin on 18. March 2015
With a whopping efficiency of up to 60.75%, it is considered the world’s most efficient gas-fired power plant; it’s the ultimate when it comes to turbine engineering (see following promo video). “Answer to climate protection” to be mothballed! World’s most efficient gas-fired power generation plant to shut down as a consequence of a run-amok “Energiewende”. No other […]
Solar Impulse 2 Flight-Around-The-World “Without A Drop Of Fuel” In Fact Will Burn Tens Of Thousands of Liters!
By P Gosselin on 15. March 2015
Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is to circumnavigate the globe “without a drop of fuel”. However it will in fact need thousands of litres of fuel from support planes. Photo credit: Brussels Airport, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. There’s been a fair amount of hype surrounding the Swiss Solar Impulse 2 project where […]
By P Gosselin on 2. March 2015
As wind turbines increase in size and scale, so do their deadliness to wildlife and hazards to human health. Today’s modern wind turbines now soar to heights of up to over 200 meters, can have outputs of well over 5 MW, and blade tip speeds of over 300 kilometers per hour, thus making them especially lethal […]
Germany 2014 Report Card Is In! Its 25,000 Wind Turbines Get An “F-“…Averaged Only 14.8% Of Rated Capacity!
By P Gosselin on 7. February 2015
Resistance to wind power in Germany is snowballing. And it needs to be noted that this resistance is grass roots and sustained almost entirely by volunteers and privately donated time and effort. In the latest wind energy critical site www.vernunftkraft.de here has a report summarizing the performance of Germany’s wind turbines in 2014. Again the […]
THE CHART Wind Energy Proponents Fear You’ll See…Offshore Wind Turbines Stay In Bed 4 Of Every 5 Workdays!
By P Gosselin on 5. February 2015
Yesterday I published a piece by Fred F. Mueller on Germany’s out-of-control renewable energy transition and how it is in fact transitioning over to a disaster. What follows below is a graphic that proponents of the offshore wind energy industry don’t want anyone to see. It tells the whole story about how (in)efficient and (un)reliable German […]
By P Gosselin on 4. February 2015
The coming age of power cannibalism…Germany on the verge of committing energy suicide By Fred F. Mueller German politicians see themselves as the saviors of our climate. In the early 1990s German politicians started the policies that ultimately culminated in the “Energiewende”, which aims to eliminate nuclear power generation and some 76% of the fossil […]
Goal Post Migration Alert! Father of 2°C Target Schellnhuber Postpones CO2 Emissions Peak 10 Years: From 2020 To 2030!
By P Gosselin on 10. December 2014
Reader Kurt in Switzerland points out that Germany’s Climate Pope John Schellnhuber, Director of the end-of-times Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), has just postponed the timepoint when man’s CO2 emissions must reach a peak and start their (rapid) downward trend. Two days ago I quoted Professor Schellnhuber, who said: At the latest by 2030 […]
“Energiewende” Takes A Massive Blow…Top Green Energy Proponent Concedes: “Blunder With Ugly Consequences”!
By P Gosselin on 9. December 2014
German national weekly DIE ZEIT writes in its latest hard copy edition that one of Europe’s leading green energy thinkers now concedes Germany’s much ballyhooed Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) has been a “filthy blunder”. Page 4 of December 4, 2014, edition of DIE ZEIT. “Filthy Blunder” When the green movement itself makes such an admission, […]
Top Renewable Energy Expert Warns Of Collapsing Euro Energy Supply…Germany’s Energy Policy “Suicidal”
By P Gosselin on 5. December 2014
What follows is Professor Fritz Vahrenholt’s reaction to German power giant E.ON’s decision to split off its fossil fuel and nuclear power generation operations, and Russia’s announcement it has cancelled the construction of South Stream gas supply pipeline to Europe. ========================= This week two events have occurred and will have serious impacts on the European and German […]
Germany’s Energy Adventure Intensifies…Eon’s Announcement Plunges Power Supply Future Into Chaos, Uncertainty
By P Gosselin on 3. December 2014
Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen of German power giant Eon announced yesterday the spin off of its fossil fuel and nuclear generation operations, saying it will focus instead on renewables like wind power, energy efficiency technology, and smart grids. The announcement yesterday sent shock waves through Germany’s power generation market and the political landscape. The moves produces […]
Germany’s Growing Green Dictatorship: Grandmothers Putting Climate Protection Targets “In Jeopardy”!
By P Gosselin on 2. December 2014
Not only do the hysterical global warming bedwetters want us to do it with the lights off in unheated room with all our clothes on, now they are poised to request senior citizens to leave their cars in the garage and get around in the rain and snow by foot with their Rollators. Hat-tip: DirkH […]
Germany’s Environment Minister Calls On Citizens To Turn Off Lights During Sex – To Protect Climate!
By P Gosselin on 28. November 2014
What follows is no joke, and tells us how far the German government is prepared to go in order to get its citizens to be nice to the climate. Germany’s Ministry of Environment headed by socialist Barbara Hendricks has produced a series of video clips aimed at getting citizens to save energy, and thus do […]
President Bill Clinton No Longer Believes The “Consensus Science”. Why? Because It Almost Killed Him!
By P Gosselin on 23. November 2014
For decades the science told us that humans needed to cut back on fatty foods like red meat, eggs, chicken, cheese, butter and that we should switch to high carb diets, with lots of exercises. High carb, low fat was The Consensus. Backed by all the US medical associations and 99% of all doctors. Dissenters […]
Germany’s Sole Electric Car Battery Plant To Be Closed…Yet “Another Setback” For Germany’s CO2 Reduction Target
By P Gosselin on 16. November 2014
Spiegel reports here that Germany’s sole plant for producing electric car batteries, owned by Daimler, is shutting down thus casting doubt Germany will reach its ambitious target of putting 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. According to Wikipedia, as of September 2014 a total of 21,256 plug-in electric vehicles were registered in Germany. […]
Excuses Abound As Sea Shepard Negligently Dumps Up To Half A Tonne Of Diesel Fuel Into Trinity Inlet
By P Gosselin on 15. November 2014
Here’s a another example of how environmental activists like to beg, plead and claim real excuses when severe environmental accidents happen, yet when an accident is caused by anyone else they demand heads on a plate. The Cairns Post here has an article: Sea Shepherd guilty of diesel spill that dropped up to 500 litres of diesel into […]