Germany’s wind powered nightmare


I hate wind turbines, they are a blot on?the?landscape, kill thousands of birds, are noisy and don’t work even with billions in subsidies.

The Germans are finding out just how bad they really are.

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 and the impacts on the electricity market chaotic.

Some 800,000 German homes have been disconnected from the grid ? victims of what is euphemistically called ?fuel poverty?. Power starved Germans, instead of freezing, grabbed their axes and tramped into their forests to improve their sense of energy security ? although foresters apparently take the view that this self-help measure is nothing more than blatant timber theft (see our post here).

German manufacturers ? and other energy intensive industries ? faced with escalating power bills are packing up and heading to the USA ? where power prices are 1/3 of Germany?s (see our posts here and hereand here). And the ?green? dream of creating thousands of jobs in the wind industry has turned out to be just that: a dream (see our post here). ?

Those in charge of Germany?s power grid have stepped up calls for an end to the lunacy of trying to absorb a wholly weather dependent generation source into what was never designed to deal with the chaos presented on a daily basis:

Germany?s Wind Power Debacle Escalates: Nation?s Grid on the Brink of Collapse

The economics are so bizarre, that you?d think its ?Energiewende? policy had been put together by the GDR?s ?brains trust?, before the Berlin Wall took its tumble in 1989.

In Germany, around ?100 billion has already been burnt on renewable subsidies; currently the green energy levy costs ?56 million every day. And, the level of subsidy for wind and solar sees Germans paying ?20 billion a year for power that gets sold on the power exchange for around ?2 billion.

Squandering ?18 billion on power ? which Germans have in abundance from meaningful sources ? has them asking the fair and reasonable question: just how much power are they getting for the ?billions that they?ve thrown ? and continue to throw at wind and solar? The answer ?at a piddling 3.3% ? is: NOT MUCH.

Sometime soon the green loons who pushed all this mumbo-jumbo are going to find themselves?in court.

Liberal elite wankers like to wax lyrical about wind turbines, until someone wants to put one in their view shaft or on their back fence…then they become NIMBYs. The bottom line is wind power simply doesn’t work.