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Germany Ditches Climate Energy Efficiency to Combat Coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing a simple and likely effective strategy to combat indoor Coronavirus spread; open the window. But nobody is talking about what letting all the heat out through open windows will do to winter energy demand, and the pressure this will place on already financially stressed German families suffering energy poverty, thanks , thanks to Coronavirus lockdowns and Merkel’s failed Energiewende.

German parliament approves climate protection plan

From DW Germany’s parliament voted on Friday to formally accept most of a climate protection packet. The legislation aims to cut Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions to 55% of the 1990 levels by 2030. German lawmakers voted to enshrine climate protection in law on Friday. The new legislation will target sectors like energy, transport and housing.…

Germany’s Giant Windmills Are Wildly Unpopular

From Bloomberg Local politics are a bigger problem for renewable energy growth than competition from fossil fuels. By Leonid Bershidsky October 31, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT Despite their surging popularity in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, the Greens did badly in last Sunday’s election in the German state of Thuringia, and the nationalists from the…

Can wind and solar replace fossil fuels?

By Richard D. Patton Statements implying that wind and solar can provide 50% of the power to the grid are not difficult to find on the internet. For example, Andrew Cuomo announced that “The Clean Energy Standard will require 50 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar…

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

Even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world…

Environmental Groups Claim Coal Killed 7,600 People in Europe in 2016… Can’t Name Any of the Victims.

Guest commentary by David Middleton Groups target Europe’s coal companies over harmful emissions   By FRANK JORDANS | November 20, 2018 BERLIN (AP) — Environmental groups claimed Tuesday that 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe. In a report on the health…

Reasons For Optimism About Climate Hysteria

From Manhattan Contrarian September 22, 2017/ Francis Menton Large numbers of my friends and acquaintances are climate skeptics, and many of them spend a good deal of their time feeling down in the dumps about the subject.  Their reasoning goes something like this:  Here we have something that should immediately be identified as baloney by…