Germany’s €Trillion Euro Disaster: Wind Power ‘Transition’ Destroys its Industrial Heartland

STT has a ‘thing’ for the English language. In the hands of adept practitioners, our mother tongue is capable of conveying all manner of complex concepts and ideas, and doing so with verve and wit.  However, in the hands of the well-paid spin doctors and useful political idiots that run with, and run cover for, […]

Wind Power Sends German Power Prices Rocketing as CO2 Emissions Continue to Rise

Germany has long been the poster-child for the wind-cult, the World over. But the way things have panned out, wind worshippers will soon need another pin-up girl. The cost of its maniacal rush into massively subsidised wind and solar to German businesses and households has been astronomical and, in the mother of all ironies, CO2 […]

Germany’s Wind Powered Transition: a Policy in Chaos

It’s not easy being green: Even with new reforms, doubts remain about Germany’s energy transition The Economist 13 August 2016 Brandenburg used to be called the sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire for its poor soil and marginal geography. Today a more appropriate moniker might be “the wind farm of the European Union” for all […]

Europe Squanders $1.2 Trillion on Wind/Solar Subsidies & Still CO2 Emissions Soar

If “saving” the planet is – as we are repeatedly told – all about reducing man-made emissions of an odourless, colourless, naturally occurring trace gas, essential for all life on earth – then European energy/environmental policy has manifestly failed. And what an expensive failure it is. In the following pieces, the delicious term ‘irony’ springs […]

Desperate Salvage Mission: Europeans Slash Wind & Solar Subsidy Schemes

Europe’s Energy Crisis Poses Warning for the U.S. Breitbart Terry Jarret 14 April 2016 Europe has a problem that may soon become ours. Countries including Germany, Spain, and England are finding that their recent “green energy” experiments are proving too costly to continue. Between 2005—when the European Union adopted its emissions trading scheme—and 2014, residential […]

Wind Power in Germany: the Perfect Example of an Energy Fiasco

**** STT followers may wonder at our recent focus on Germany. The reason we pick on Deutschland is simply that – in making any point – it’s best done with examples. Readily identifiable examples. But that doesn’t mean the scenario in question is one worth following. Oh no. There are plenty of bad examples, used […]

Wind Power Costs Crush the Poor

The rush to ‘power’ modern economies with a Medieval ‘technology’, abandoned Centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons, has brought with it a banquet of consequences: not least, ‘energy poverty’. That term is one that has only come into common parlance with the soaring cost of electricity, caused by throwing $billions at a wholly weather dependent […]