German Electricity Imports Hit New Record, Rise 43.3 Percent in First Half Of 2020!

You would think that with all the added wind and solar energy in Germany, along with all the conventional power plants on standby, all totaling up to huge unneeded capacity, there would be no need to import any power at all. Well, think again.

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…