How Germany’s Renewable Energy Obsession Led to Rocketing Power Prices & Daily Blackouts

Germany’s obsession with sunshine and breezes, has cost it dearly: rocketing power prices and routine blackouts are now dished up daily in Deutschland. However, you’d never know it, if it was down to the mainstream media here. Germany has been long the poster child for renewables zealots in Australia, who keep telling us that the […]

Wind Turbine Ice Capades: German Wind Farm Neighbour Cheats Death, Dodging Flying Ice Chunks

*** Over the last few weeks German wind turbines have been stubbornly refusing to produce much power at all, while a frightening number have, instead, determined to completely self-destruct, with a rash of collapses, component liberation events (aka blade throws) and self-immolations (see our post here and below). Adding a distinctly cool flavour to the […]

Europe’s ‘Colossal Energy Disaster’: €5.7 trillion ‘Completely Wasted’ on Wind Power ‘Wishes’

**** When the wind industry and its worshippers start chanting their mantras about the ‘wonders’ of wind, it isn’t long before they start preaching about the examples purportedly set by the Europeans; and, in particular, the Nordic nations. The latter have seen economics hit back with a vengeance; wind power investment has thoroughly collapsed: Wind […]

Europe’s Wind Powered Recipe for Economic Disaster

**** Lessons from Europe: Recipe for a high-cost energy system Communities Digital News Steve Goreham 26 May 2015 CHICAGO, May 26, 2015 — While President Obama promotes renewable energy and members of Congress argue about energy policy, a renewable energy disaster is unfolding in Europe. Driven by a desire to halt climate change, Europe has […]

German Medicos Demand Moratorium on New Wind Farms

**** In the last few weeks, the backlash against the wind industry has taken on a character almost unthinkable a year or so ago. Britain’s newly empowered Conservatives have slammed the bag on new subsidies for on-shore wind power and will give local communities the power to veto wind farm plans (see our post here). […]