Beyond Redemption: Germany’s Suicidal Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers Energy Debacle

Posted: November 29, 2020 by oldbrew in Big Green, Energy
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The cracks in renewable energy policies can be papered over for a while, but when power shortages get acute they’re too big to miss. Meanwhile there’s the escalating cost of trying to deal with the built-in problems due to intermittency.


You know RE scammers are on the ropes, when they start talking about non-existent grid-scale batteries, pumped hydro and, the latest lunacy, converting chaotically intermittent wind and solar into hydrogen gas.

In the beginning, when the quizzical pressed them about the inherent unreliability of wind and solar, it was brushed off with glib statements such as “the wind is always blowing somewhere” and faint suggestions that if the sun’s down, the wind will be blowing to make up for it.

As soon as the percentage of wind and solar capacity on the grid gets beyond double digits, their sporadic and haphazard delivery becomes evident for all and sundry. South Australians and Californians are now well-familiar with power rationing, when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in.

As with every marketing pitch, papering over the cracks as they emerge, is all. And nowhere is that phenomena more acute than in…

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  1. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Have we reached peak greentard yet?

  2. Jamie Spry says:

    Makes sense that ‘green’ Merkel is bringing online x6 ‘dirty’ coal-fired power stations in order to cope with the awful mess that her medieval eco-ideology has got her into.

    *Caveat: Introducing HELE into the German electricity grid is the smartest move that Merkel has made as German Chancellor (for her people and country).

    HELE plants being built, and online:

    1. Datteln
    2. Lünen
    3. Hamburg
    4. Stade
    6. Schkopau

    German HELE:…
    HELE specs:…

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    we’ve seen any number of these practical math white papers published over the last twenty years showing the utter stupidity of windmills and solar panels/towers for mainline power. Yet, as noted in the article and elsewhere the ecotard politicians just keep pushing this nonsense onto the public with ever worsening economic and ecological issues.

    If China or any other country or group wanted to bring Western Civ to its knees all they have to do is strangle the energy supply. This may be a perfect storm of globalists and anti West forces coming together, perhaps serendipitously but effectively nevertheless.

  4. saighdear says:

    Vosprung durch Technik weithin unbekannt

  5. saighdear says:

    Meanwhile there is good news from the UK: ( someone please tell oor Crankie Fish ) COAL powered electricity has surpassed Wind by 20%, YES TWENTY PER CENT more power from Coal, and the Maths on Solar leave me head scratching, %’s of infinitesmall output figures, less than Wind. Now we always took delight in school about knowing that any large Number multiplied against a very small number close to ZERO, still gives ZERO…. andplease remind me what Boris and his filly were saying, this past week – going to spend x4 of our dosh on MORE Windmills – for what ? – to give FOREIGN countries labourers a job to build them whilst we stand dumb fiddling our thumbs @Bi-Fab, etc etc.

  6. Phoenix44 says:

    The trouble is, people get used to stuff. Californians will get used to blackouts and rationing and soon think it’s normal. Germans will get used to sky-high prices and higher unemployment. Sliding backwards is extremely easy. Every civilisation has done it at some point.

  7. Coeur de Lion says:

    Mein Gott!

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  9. Mark says:

    They are shuttering brand new very clean natural gas power plants out here in CA, because we have chosen to pump countless taxpayer dollars into subsidizing solar, so that in turn, we suffer flex alerts up and down the state during peak demand, aka blackouts, and all I tell people is, “buckle up, it’s going to get worse annually”.
    Yet people have no idea there really IS such a thing as clean burning coal.
    Let alone natural gas.
    Better find some serious real estate for solar farms, then invest in massive batteries to solve the intermittency problem.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  10. oldbrew says:

    Mark says: December 2, 2020 at 11:42 am
    – – –
    Yes, rely on a technology that can’t do the job reliably, then ‘invest’ in something else to try and solve the problem just created. Remembering that the ‘investments’ are worthless after 20-25 years and have to be disposed of somehow.

    This is the world we now live in, amid demands for much more of the same.

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