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 […]

Renewables ‘Transition’ Hits Roadblock: Germans Vote 25 to 1 to Reject Giant Wind Power Project

When given the choice, no rational human being would ever welcome giant industrial wind turbines in their community, let alone agree to have these things speared quite literally into their backyards. Even farmers paid $millions to host them, hate the grinding thumping cacophony they produce: SA Farmers Paid $1 Million to Host 19 Turbines Tell […]

Game Over: German Wind Industry In Freefall: Turbine Makers Sack Thousands in Mass Layoffs

The manufacturers of turbines and solar panels are dropping like flies, as subsidies are rolled back across Europe. So-called ‘green’ jobs are a case of easy come, easy go. The wind and solar ‘industries’ that gave birth to those jobs simply can’t survive without massive and endless subsidies, which means their days are numbered. With […]

Blown Away: Mounting Community Opposition Brings Wind Industry to Grinding Halt

The wind industry once held a kind of ‘social licence’. Now that ‘licence’ has been revoked, with rural communities in uproar. In Germany, new wind farm construction has ground to a halt this year – and across the USA the same pattern is emerging. Local governments, legislators and conservation groups have united to pull the […]

Wind Power’s Perfect Standstill: Total Collapse in New Construction Leaves German Wind Industry Suicidal

Germany was once a world beater when it came to erecting heavily subsidised wind turbines. Not anymore. So far this year, the German wind industry has managed to construct a mere 60 new onshore wind turbines across the entire country. Needless to say, Germany’s RE rent-seekers are crying ‘catastrophe’ and being advised to contact their […]