Germany tests its first ‘electric highway’ for trucks

From Engadget Surprise: it’s on an Autobahn. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas 05.12.19 in Transportation Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on “electric highways” to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an eHighway system on a 3.1-mile stretch of the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, with an electric-diesel hybrid truck…

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Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2?

From Forbes Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2? Dave Keating Contributor Energy   What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, things were looking bleak for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. After months of insisting it didn’t want to get involved in the pipeline dispute, a French foreign ministry spokeswoman suddenly announced…

Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal

From VOA News Europe Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal February 02, 2019 10:07 PM Reuters FILE – Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jaenschwalde coal-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG in Jaenschwalde, Germany, Jan. 24, 2019. Germany’s phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038…

Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2

From euobserver Anti-coal protest in Germany in June 2018, days ahead of the coal commission’s first meeting. The commission published its report over the weekend (Photo: mw238) By Peter Teffer Brussels, 28. Jan, 09:24 Germany should gradually close down its coal-fired power plants by 2038, an advisory commission has said in its final report, published…

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…

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…

The Kaiser Has No Clothes

Examining the Energiewende The Kaiser Has No Clothes From The American Interest After President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord on June 1st, the media turned its proverbial head to another head of state for an instant reaction: Angela Merkel. The German chancellor is the de facto leader…

Europe’s climate alarmist policy fiasco leaves EU economy prisoner of foreign energy providers

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The excellent WattsUpWithThat? article presenting the energy challenges pitting U.S. and Russia’s global dominance in natural gas production thus setting the stage for international business export customer competition also exposes another global energy dilemma brought about by the ill-considered, ludicrous and scientifically unjustified climate alarmist policies of the EU. l…