Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Worsens: Too Much Power One Day, None the Next

*** Like South Australians, Germans are attempting to run on sunshine and breezes and in both places the results have been an unmitigated disaster. When power output depends on the weather and whether the sun is up and the sky isn’t clouded up, results can, as they say in marketing blurbs, ‘vary’. During January of […]

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 […]

Wind Power Alert: Americans Out to Avoid Europe’s Power Price Disaster

America has some perfect examples of what not to do, if it wants to remain an industrial and manufacturing power-house, with a standard of living that much of the World can only envy. South Australia has set the pace with spot prices that rocket in minutes from $70 per MWh to $2,000 to $4,000 and […]

Want to Destroy Your Economy? Then Follow the World’s Wind Powered Leaders: Germany & South Australia

As any student of that dismal science will tell you: for businesses, input costs matter. While wind-cultists claim that their beloveds wouldn’t hurt a fly, let alone wreck whole industries, the reality is a long way removed from eco-fascist fantasy. Jack up power prices and, all things equal, an energy hungry firm’s profits must fall […]

Germany’s Wind Power Disaster: the Perfect Lesson on How to Simultaneously Wreck an Economy & the Environment

The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if “saving” […]

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle: Economic Destruction on an “Astronomical Scale”

**** STT keeps a close eye on Germany. It’s held up by eco-fascist nut jobs around the globe as the wind power “Super Model” – although, as we pointed out in this recent post, their “pin-up girl” is looking a little worse for wear: Germany’s Wind Power ‘Dream’ Becomes a Living Nightmare Last week – […]

German’s Top Daily – Bild – says Time to Chop Massive Subsidies for Wind Power

**** The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if […]