German Obsession with Wind & Solar Means Power Prices Set To Keep Skyrocketing

Germany’s renewable energy transition is an unmitigated disaster: 5 million households are struggling to pay their power bills and 340,000 have been cut from the grid, because they can’t. The push towards a mythical all wind and sun powered future continues apace. Notwithstanding it’s a technical and physical impossibility. Germans happily drain nuclear power generated […]

Renewables Reckoning: Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Rocketing Power Prices

The relationship between intermittent renewables and rocketing power prices is pretty obvious, just ask a Dane, German or South Australian. These joints have a couple of things in common: heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent renewable energy and the world’s highest power prices. That, well-settled, relationship is universal, as Fancis Menton documents below. How Much Do […]

Power Poverty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Means 5 Million Germans Struggle To Pay Rocketing Power Bills & 340,000 Families Cut From Grid

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and once bucolic farmland has been turned into industrial wastelands (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, […]

Europe’s Energy Crisis: Counting the Staggering Cost of Subsidising Unreliable Wind & Solar

Adding inherently unreliable and heavily subsidised wind and solar to your grid is a guarantee of rocketing power prices. Every place in the world that got serious about wind and solar is being belted with serious increases in electricity costs. Wind and solar ‘powered’ Germany and wind ‘powered’ Denmark pay Europe’s highest power prices, by […]

Germany’s Renewable Energy Fail: German CO2 Emissions 10 Times Higher than Nuclear-Powered France

The meme has it that wind and solar are all about slashing CO2 emissions, whereas that pathetic pair are just a colossal moneymaking scam. Apart from South Australia, no country other than Germany threw more at chaotically intermittent wind and solar. The results have been an utter debacle: Germans suffer the second highest power prices […]

Deutschland’s Death Spiral: Germany Can’t Control Runaway Cost of ‘Green’ Energy ‘Transition’

When energy policy is driven by ideology, rather than engineering, physics and economics, expect mixed results. Unmitigated disasters, like Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia are just the most obvious examples of what happens when lunatics take charge of the asylum. Germany is right up there, too. With rocketing power prices and a grid […]

Renewables Rejected: More Countries Get Serious About Serious Power Generation

Countries serious about their economic prosperity are getting serious about serious power generation. Ontario, China and Japan have slashed subsidies and mandated targets for wind and solar; between them China and Japan are building hundreds of high-efficiency, low emissions coal-fired plant at home and even more across South-East Asia. Germany’s transition to an all wind […]