The inexorable march of shale gas in europe continues, no sooner has Britain given the green light for fracking so the German Parliament has voted by 309 against 259 to continue fracking.
But isn’t fracking according to the Greens a new and barely tried technology?
Germany has been fracking since the 1960s, without any of the often predicted Green disasters happening, after 50 years fracking is hardly an emergent technology.
Following the usual global pattern the Green Party and the Left Party tried to ban fracking in Germany: Read the rest of this entry
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fired her Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen for being Green and believing that renewables can power an industrial economy like Germany.
Merkel is a very astute politician and determined to hang on to power, Germany has often been quoted by the ecomentalists as leading the Green
transition disaster in Europe, which is exactly what Merkel wanted people to believe.
The reality is different Merkel wanted to pay political lip service to the Green Dream while in reality, doing as little as possible, so chosing an ardent Green ecomentalist was a rare mistake for Merkel.
German solar has been a huge financial disaster, and new financial regulations make it impossible to invest in off shore wind farms, which leaves the German Green Dream as good as dead. Read the rest of this entry
Wind farms are becoming universally hated by all but the Green zealots with their sacred carbon targets and the rich landowners who are grabbing billions in Green subsidies across Europe building more and more wind farms.
In a trend sweeping across the industrialised nations ordinary people are protesting in droves about the bird choppers blighting the landscape, the problems of turbine low frequency noise know as Wind Turbine Syndrome and its impact on health and property values, then, there are the costs of the Green subsidies that push energy bills ever upwards.
Increasingly wind farms are causing friction between real environmentalists and those using environmentalism to obfuscate their Green marxist agrarian agenda.
In the US raptor deaths caused by wind farms are causing Green groups to take legal action to shutdown wind farms to stop the slaughter of protected bird species, wind farms are so divisive they even pit Green against Green.
Now German Greens are learning the hard way, that among their number are Green infallible Führers: Read the rest of this entry
“You could not make it up” is one of those done to death clichés popular with bloggers and journalists alike, yet clichés aside, the latest instalment in the demise of the German Solar industry really does earn the “You could not make it up” cliché.
Imagine if you taxed your industry with a CO2 emissions tax and then used the money raised to start the solar industry in a competing country that will always be able to undercut your own in price and always beat your own country in volume production.
Well Germany did just that thanks to the usual stupid unthought through policies of the Greens, it is bad enough for Germany that the solar industry has proved to be a €100 billion money pit, but it defies belief to fund the competition who will ultimately put you out of business.
Solar has been a very expensive mistake for Germany, in Britain solar has so far wasted £7 billion, and it just keeps getting worse day by day for German solar: Read the rest of this entry
Germany is counting the cost of its desire to be Green, the €100 billion wasted on solar, the post Fukushima hysteria where for no good reason, but Green hysteria, Germany shutdown their nuclear power stations only to have to bring them back on-line to meet the demand for energy caused by the very cold winter this year.
The European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) have produced a report by Dr Guenter Keil warning of the impending doom to the German economy from the money pit of Green renewable energy.
A German consumer watchdog has found that because of the sudden increases in energy bills caused by the Green taxation that solar and wind need to survive, fuel poverty and fuel debt are becoming serious social issues: Read the rest of this entry
Countries that have gone after the Green Dream of renewable energy are paying the price of buying into the man made Climate Change scam, Spain has learnt to its cost that the Green taxation that all renewable energy forms like solar and wind are dependent on are a killer for jobs, in Spain’s case every single Green job created has cost 2.2 jobs in conventional industries.
In Germany the story of renewable energy has been the usual sorry tale of failure where the German Solar Industry has turned into a €100 billion money pit, hugely expensive off shore wind farms are being built without any means of connecting them to the grid, an event is that repeated daily with other smaller installations of renewable energy.
The European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) have produced a report by Dr Guenter Keil warning of the impending doom to the German economy caused by the lemming like charge to the Green mirage of affordable renewable energy. Read the rest of this entry
Another story of epic failure from the renewables industry, this time from the normally meticulous Germans who have built a large wind farm 20 miles off the coast of Heligoland, in the North Sea.
Once finished the wind farm will start generating electricity immediately, er no, seems there is no infrastructure in place to connect the wind farm to Germany’s electrical grid, and there will not be for at least 12 months.
It gets better soon the area will be full of diesel fumes as fossil fuel powered generators will be used to keep the turbines, turning: Read the rest of this entry