RE Regrets: Germany Laments its ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar

When it comes to wind and solar, no country went harder or faster than Germany. As they say though, act in haste, repent at your leisure. A grid on the brink of collapse and rocketing power prices is all that Germans have to show for their obsession about powering themselves with daily sunshine and occasional […]

Wind Energy: Part-Time Power – Full-Time Failure: Brand New Turbines Falling Apart

Wind power isn’t a serious energy source, it’s a serious joke. In the absence of massive subsidies, the wind industry wouldn’t exist. Battling to deliver part-time power, it’s been a full-time failure. Self-combusting, throwing 10 tonne blades to the four winds and dropping their 300 tonne hulks earthwards is just what these things do. But, […]

Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

With wind power subsidies drying up across Europe, the prospects for RE rent seekers look bleaker than ever. It seems like only yesterday, that we were told that wind power was cheaper than coal, sustainable and would power us into the next millennium. Indeed, the transition was meant to be ‘inevitable’. Meanwhile, back on Earth, […]

Cut the Subsidies and ‘Green’ Jobs Instantly Vanish: 80,000 German Solar Workers Sacked

  Remember all those stories about the wind & solar industries providing millions of groovy, well-paid ‘green’ jobs – as secure as Fort Knox? No? Sure, you’ll hear those pitching RE promise loads of ‘sustainable’ jobs, as they wail about dreaded ‘uncertainty’ – causing bankers to baulk and investors to flee; and as they demand (with […]

Downfall: Germany’s RE ‘Transition’ Leaves Grid on the Brink of Collapse

For those pumping the perceived merits of wind and solar power, the laws of nature can be a real bitch. Meteorology, physics, economics have all conspired against nature’s wonder fuels: the sun and wind. The disasters that are playing out in RE superpowers like South Australia and Germany, provide the perfect ‘how not to’ examples. […]

‘Green’ Energy’s Poisonous Legacy: Millions of Toxic Turbine Blades Destined for African Landfills

Environmentalists of the kind lovingly called ‘tree huggers’ (rather than wind turbine worshippers) are finally cottoning on to the fact that the wind industry is anything but the ‘clean, green’ energy source its proponents claim it to be. Real eco-warriors aren’t happy to bury inconvenient wind industry facts, instead, they’re furious at the fact that […]

Germans Rue Wave of ‘Green’ Destruction: Wind Turbines Driving Critters From Natural Habitats

  The wind industry is hypocrisy defined: merrily wrecking the environment under the auspices of ‘saving’ it. Slaughtering millions of birds and bats (and lying about it) is all in a day’s work. In Germany, its eco-zealots are having a harder time than usual, in their dogged efforts to cover up the inevitable environmental destruction […]