Lomborg: Electricity prices for German households have increased 61% since 2000 – renewables blamed

Pursuant to my earlier story today about the article in Spiegel, Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page: Real German electricity prices for households have increased 61% since 2000. One quarter of household costs now stems directly from renewable energy. Also, the increase is *not* because of increasing production costs (which have actually slightly declined…

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An ill wind blows from wind turbines

Newsbytes from the GWPF, Lies, Damn Lies And Green Statistics Almost all predictions about the expansion and cost of German wind turbines and solar panels have turned out to be wrong – at least by a factor of two, sometimes by a factor of five. –Daniel Wentzel, Die Welt, 20 October 2012 When Germany’s power…

Newsbytes: Germany Faces Green Energy Crisis

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Network Agency Calls For Suspension Of Emission Laws For Old Coal Plants Last winter, on several occasions, Germany escaped only just large-scale power outages. Next winter the risk of large blackouts is even greater. The culprit for the looming crisis is the single most important instrument of German…