Renewables Rush Sends Germans Back to the Dark Ages: Blackouts Now Part of Daily Life

Posted: February 11, 2018 by oldbrew in government, ideology, Incompetence
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Germans are supposed to understand engineering but that doesn’t seem to apply to their leaders, at least where ideological obsession is a factor.
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Mutti Merkel’s suicidal obsession with sun &
wind sends Germans to a New Dark Age.

Renewable energy zealots keep ranting about the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar power. The only thing inevitable about it, is rocketing power prices and routine blackouts.

If you don’t believe us, ask a German, South Australian or a Victorian.

All three have been hijacked by lunatics, obsessed with nature’s wonder fuels, the sun and wind; all three suffer retail power prices which are the highest in the world (or in Victoria’s case, rocketing in that direction); and all three have suffered, and will continue to suffer, mass blackouts and routine load shedding, simply because they’re attempting the impossible.

If the tech-savvy Germans can’t make wind and solar power work (despite trillions of euros in subsidies), it’s a pretty fair bet that this wholly weather-dependent nonsense isn’t going to work anywhere on…

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  1. vuurklip says:

    “Mutti Merkel’s suicidal obsession with sun & wind …”

    Does this confirm that she was a nudist?

  2. oldbrew says:

    The real suicide was the no-nuclear policy. To counter that meant burning a lot more coal – not what climate policy is supposed to be about 😬

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    Would they even have the power they do have without the coal-powered power stations continuing to come on line?

    [reply] blackouts are a telling sign

  4. JB says:

    How are Germans “supposed” to understand engineering? I’ve owned five diesel vehicles, two of them Mercedes, and operated/maintained a number of large mover diesel machines. The most troublesome and hardest to work on have been the Mercedes. Especially the electrical systems in the cars. Those two have been the second most PITA cars I’ve ever owned in 40 years. I also owned a VW back in the 70s and that car got worked on quarterly for some silly thing.

    If their wind plants are built by the same technologists the operators have my sympathies. Like the Japanese who use screws by the gross in a product, too often German engineered products are over done, leading to lower MTBF. Hate to say this about my distant cousins across the pond, but that’s been the experience.

    Speaking of lunatics–it is instructive to observe what area of Germany most of Europe’s revolutionaries hark from during the 18-19th centuries. For some reason, the KISS principle seems to evade their designers, whether physical or social.

  5. Germany (thanks to Fuhreress Merkel) is awash with “Stupid Government”.

    It is hard to understand how the German public accept the horrible consequences of open borders, sky rocketing energy prices and endless regulations that make no sense.

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    “Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good” – Thomas Sowell

  7. Phoenix44 says:

    Humans are a strange mixture of mindless pessimism and mindless optimism – we are all doomed to a fiery apocalypse, but if we sacrifice a virgin it will be just fine.

    Most Germans are well-off, employed, safe and feel wealthy and superior to their friends and neighbours in Europe and the US. That’s why they keep electing Merkel. But she has been storing up trouble for them year after year, across swathes of their lives and their economy, and those problems will bite eventually.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Not all Germans are well-off it seems…

    ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar Sends German Power Prices Into Orbit: 328,000 Families Chopped from Grid
    February 1, 2018 by stopthesethings

    In just 12 months during 2016 more than 300,000 German families have had their power cut off, joining some 800,000 German households who can no longer afford power.

    As power prices continue to rocket, millions of Germans are now facing the disgrace of living in energy poverty. You could call it a ‘transition’ …. to the Dark Ages…

  9. Bitter@twisted says:

    Unfortunately fantasy does not keep the lights on, or energy prices down.
    When is the Public going to cotton on to the renewables scam and deal with the purveyors of said scam in the traditional manner?

    [reply] maybe when the lights do go out

  10. oldbrew says:

    Powerful Opposition To ‘Energiewende’ Storms Into German Parliament… “Eco-Populist Voodoo”
    By P Gosselin on 13. February 2018

    Green energy opposition becoming formidable force in Germany

    Vocal green energy critics make up 25% of Parliament…Never has postwar Germany seen a political shift on such a massive scale.
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    ‘Green energy’: Horribly expensive…damaging the countryside…producing power at the wrong times…needs backup so little effect on CO2 levels…etc. At least some voters are catching on.

  11. p.g.sharrow says:

    @oldbrew; “‘Green energy’: Horribly expensive…damaging the countryside…producing power at the wrong times…needs backup so little effect on CO2 levels…etc. At least some voters are catching on.”
    The Emperor has No Clothes !!
    The spell is failing and the people awake, the green machine is turned and will try to sue for peace. You are winning the battle. :-)…pg

  12. oldbrew says:

    JAN 22, 2017
    Germany’s Green Energy Policy Disaster

    German energy giants like RWE and E.ON were required to close eight nuclear power plants immediately in March 2011.

    “Obviously, the loss of profits was immense,” adds Burdenski. “The companies sued the German government for redress. Just a few weeks ago, the Federal Constitutional Court judged in favor of E.on, RWE and Vattenfall in a first ruling. Further lawsuits are still outstanding. The companies will now receive compensation for investments made between the lifetime extension in fall 2010 and the abandonment of nuclear energy in 2011.”

    Now investors, workers, and taxpayers are counting their losses from the green energy disaster. [bold added]

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, we already lived that dream once in California. Under Democrat Gov. Gray “out” Davis (1999-2003). It took us about 3 years of constant brownouts and rolling blackouts to vote him out. Replaced by the RINO Aaaarnold…

    Now a mere 15 years later, we’re headed back into the same soup.

    So by my math that says the pain memory takes about 3 years for effective onset, then lasts about 5 times that long before being forgotten again. Rinse and repeat…

  14. oldbrew says:

    More of the same policies will bring more of the same unwanted results. Not rocket science – but different people in charge.