Germany’s Wind Power ‘Dream’ Becomes a Living Nightmare

**** The wind industry, its parasites and spruikers, around the globe, hail Germany as THE wind power ‘Super Model’. Trouble is, in Germany – as elsewhere – the ‘gloss’ has well-and-truly worn off – and the ‘Model’ is looking more than just a little worse for wear. The Germans went into wind power harder and […]

German Climate Physicist says: Time for Germans to Sober Up, kill their Wind Power Debacle & Save Millions of REAL Jobs

**** 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 […]

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 […]

Germans Blame “Missing Wind” for their Wind Power Debacle

**** Germany’s Debacle: 2/3 Of Wind Projects “Running Badly To Very Badly”… Case Of The “Missing Wind” NoTricksZone P Gosselin 20 September 2014 Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here brings up a television report on the disappointing returns from wind parks, recently appearing on SWR South German public television. The days of […]

Lessons from Germany’s Wind Power Disaster

**** All lies and promises – the wind industry has finally been rumbled in Germany and is about to be shown the door in Australia. The wind industry and its parasites have been guilty of more than just a little hubris.  Claiming to be able to deliver cheap, reliable sparks was always going to be […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Want to Save the Planet? It’s a Gas.

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

Friday Funnies: German Satirical Take on Renewables Disaster

STT has focused on the debacle that is German renewable policy this week, taking a close look at its disastrous renewables policy – the product of an economic suicide pact endorsed by Germany’s “Grand Coalition” tagged “GroKo”. The GroKo – which cops a belting in this skit from a popular TV news/comedy show – is […]

Wind Power Costs send Germans back to the Stone Age

**** If you’re going down to the German woods today, beware of a big surprise. Although it won’t be cuddly Teddys with well-stocked picnic baskets and wonderful games to play – chances are it’ll be a power starved German armed with an axe, looking to filch a pile of timber to cook his bratwurst and […]

German Wind Power Policy: an Economic Suicide Pact

**** For anyone looking for a taste of Australia’s economic future, then look no further than Germany. For that reason, over the next few posts, STT is going to have a close look at the debacle that is German wind power policy and its disastrous impacts on German business and households. Germany’s renewable policy – […]

Bjørn Lomborg: high cost renewables hit the poorest the hardest

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]