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Rocketing Power Prices & Grid Chaos: Germany’s Energy ‘Transition’ an Unmitigated Disaster

If the object of its renewable energy ‘transition’ was World’s highest power prices, it’s mission accomplished for Germany’s ‘Energiewende’. More than 30,000 wind turbines and millions of solar panels have made Germany the wind and solar cult’s favourite pinup girl. But there is not so much enthusiasm for Germany’s ‘green’ energy turn amongst businesses forced […]

Big Backpedal: A Week After Shutting its Coal-Fired Plants Germany Forced to Reopen Them

  Germany’s renewable energy ‘transition’ has turned into high farce: a week after it forced the shutdown of 11 coal-fired power plants, it was forced to reopen them to avoid mass blackouts. German power prices – already the highest in Europe (if not the world) – are running out of control. The recent legislated ban […]

Germany’s Renewables ‘Transition’ Means World’s Highest Power Prices & Power Rationing

Germany’s wind and solar transition aka the “Energiewende” is a monstrous debacle: power prices have rocketed out-of-control and wintertime power rationing is the new normal, thanks to the combination of solar panels plastered in ice, frozen wind turbines and dead calm frigid weather. Wind and solar obsessed Germans are now paying record prices for electricity. […]

Russia Revisited: Germany’s Winter Wind & Solar Drought Results in Soviet Style Power Rationing

Soviet shortages led to the gag about “what has 100 legs and eats cabbage?” 50 Muscovites lining up to buy sausage. Wind and solar obsessed Germans must feel a little like the USSR’s (unwilling) vegetarians at the moment. Their endless seas of solar panels are plastered thick with snow and ice and, accordingly, producing two […]

Out of Sight: What to Do With Germany’s 1.35 Million Tonnes of Toxic Wind Turbine Blades?

The rush to an all wind and sun powered future has left Germans sensing the kind of regret that comes with youthful exuberance – something about acting in haste and repenting at leisure springs to mind. Having carpeted Deutschland with more than 30,000 of these things over the last 20 years, many of them are […]

War of The Walds: Germany’s Forests Overrun With Wind Turbines in Dystopian ‘Green’ Nightmare

Germany’s landscape has been carpeted with more than 30,000 gigantic industrial wind turbines: the result is a dystopian nightmare, reminiscent of HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Except that the battle is being waged in towns and villages and most visibly in the German walds – with whole forests being clear-felled to make way […]

Beyond Redemption: Germany’s Suicidal Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers Energy Debacle

You know RE scammers are on the ropes, when they start talking about non-existent grid-scale batteries, pumped hydro and, the latest lunacy, converting chaotically intermittent wind and solar into hydrogen gas. In the beginning, when the quizzical pressed them about the inherent unreliability of wind and solar, it was brushed off with glib statements such […]

Germany’s Fascists March Again With Effort to Crush All Community Opposition to Wind Power

The Nazis destroyed tens of millions of lives and are synonymous with industrialised mass murder. But few realise that Hitler and his gang of monstrous thugs were the first serious wind power advocates. As Rupert Darwall put it: German obsession with renewable energy originates deep within its culture. Few know today that the Nazis were […]

Grinding Halt: Germany’s Wind Industry Faces Armageddon As Turbine Running Costs Escalate

Thousands of Germany’s wind turbines have reached the end of their economic lives; and replacing them is no simple matter. First, the costs of doing so are colossal. Secondly, the behemoths that might replace their ancestors are so large as to exceed the height limits placed on turbines by Germany’s planning rules. Pierre Gosselin can […]

Barking Mad: Germany’s Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Built on Grand ‘Green’ Delusions

  Renewables zealots tout Germany as the benchmark for the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar, but its energy system is a complete debacle. Germany’s so-called Energiewende (energy transition) has turned into a power pricing and supply calamity. Which was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Germany’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar […]