Germany, not so long ago at the politically correct centre of the world, championing the cause of free immigration and the move to clean, green, sustainable energy (two policies guaranteed to leadt to the desruction of European civilisation, is suffering a crisis of arrogance as German society descends into chaos due to the actions lawless elements among the million or so uneducated, unskilled, uncivilised immigrants waved through border posts without any for of vetting, while the green dream of meeting all the nations energy needs with the medieval technology that is the basis of windmill design appears to be flat on its back with its legs in the air.
German energy minister Minister Peter Altmaier, has admitted for the first time the nation will fall some way short of its 2020 climate targets and that voters have completely lost faith in the renewable energy project which in Germany costs taxpayers around €25 billion per year in subsidies because despite accurate but misleading claims that energy from wind ans sunshine are free, collecting it and transforming it into usable forms is not.
Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, who rejected calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030. […]
“Germany supports responsible but achievable targets,” Altmaier said from the outset, underlining Berlin’s efforts to raise the share of renewables to 15% of the country’s overall energy mix.
But he said those efforts also carried a cost for the German taxpayer, which he put at €25 billion per year. “And if we are setting targets that are definitely above 30%, that means that within a decade, our share has to be more than doubled – clearly more than doubled,” Altmaier pointed out.
Meanwhile, France24 reports:
Rather than cutting emissions of the greenhouse gas by 40 percent compared with 1990 levels, Europe’s largest economy will manage reductions of just 32 percent, said the annual climate report for 2017 signed off by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet.
The shortfall of eight percentage points translates into around 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped into the air annually.
With even that reduced target looking increasingly unrealistic, these are shocking admissions from the country which has probably done more than any other to advocate for “clean energy”. Germany had set itself the ambitious target of becoming completely independent of fossil fuels in a scheme known as Energiewende.
Last year, the German Federal Department of Economics and Energy published a brochure claiming Energiewende had been a huge success story. But this was a lie according to this German research document, published in English under the name Compendium for a Sensible Energy Policy.
The Energiewende has the goal of making Germany independent of fossil fuels in the long term. Coal, oil and gas were to be phased out, allowing drastic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. However, these goals have not even begun to be achieved.
The Energiewende was only driven forward in the electricity sector, which, accounts for only one-fifth of energy consumption. There were hardly any successes in the heating/cooling and transport sectors. And so carbon dioxide emissions in Germany have been rising since 2009, even though well over a hundred billion euros have been spent on the expansion of solar and wind energy over the same period.
The financial obligations undertaken in the process will continue to burden taxpayers for another two decades and will end up costing German consumers a total sum of around 550 billion euros. Despite this enormous effort, security of supply is increasingly under threat.
At the same time, people and the biosphere are suffering; wildlife protection has become subordinated to climate mitigation, even though the possibility of achieving the goals of reducing carbon dioxide emissions is becoming increasingly distant and the measures for the energy transition seem to become more and more questionable from a constitutional point of view.
This news is the latest in a series of public relations disasters for the renewables industry. It follows a crash in the price of solar energy (after China decided to cut subsidies) and the failure of Britain’s wind turbines to produce energy for over a week.
Meanwhile, fossil fuels – especially the most hated one of all, coal – are experiencing an unlikely boom.
According to the Financial Times:
Thermal coal, tagged the least-loved major commodity by analysts, is defying sceptics, with prices rising to the highest level since 2012 thanks to strong Asian demand.
High-grade Australian thermal coal, the benchmark for the vast Asia market, was quoted at $112.60 a tonne on Monday by Argus Media.
The fuel, which is burnt in power stations to generate electricity, has now jumped 130 per cent from its 2016 lows, boosting the profits of big producers such as Glencore and Peabody. The price of South African thermal coal has also hit a six-year high as consumers in Asia scramble for supplies.
While thermal coal is being phased out in Europe on environmental grounds, it still accounts for about 40 per cent of energy consumption in emerging markets, especially Asia.
Demand from India, Japan and South Korea has been robust in the first five months of the year, while an early summer heatwave has lifted imports into China despite Beijing’s efforts to keep a lid on domestic coal prices.
So let’s just get this straight; thanks to the efforts of the science wankers who could not work out that when the wind does not blow wind turbines cannot generate and when the sun does not shine (on average 12 hours a day even in the sunniest regions of the globe,) solar panels cannot collect energy and feed it into the grid, we have spent $£€trillions on switching to clean, green, sustainable electricity only to find the science wankers and politicians
(all politicians are wankers) have not yet learned what only with a grain of common sense knew from the outset.
And as a result of this outbreak of wankerism in the corridors of power and the halls of academia, we are now shipping coal halfway round the world from Australia to keep the lights lit, the heaters heating, the cookers cooking and the wheels of industry turning in western Europe.
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War and Politics Behind Mass Displacement in Africa, Not Climate Change – UCL
A report from a new study conducted by University College London’s may cause a stir in the climate scaremongering industry. The report challenges the academic establishment’s standard narrative of mass displacement in Africa being principally responsible for the creation of refugees in Africa and casts doubt on a number of other assumptions about global problems.
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Trump Announces US To Quit The Paris Climate Accord
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German Scientist Confims Climate Change Ia A Politically Motivated Scam
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German Scientist Confims Climate Change Ia A Politically Motivated Scam
Even as the inbred idiot Prince Charles was babbling to a hand picked audience about the skid marks in his underpants being caused by Climate Change, a somewhat more scientifically literate person, Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert, a retired geologist and data computation expert, has confirmed what those of us dubbed ‘climate deniers’ have been telling …
Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy – The Arrogance Of The New Patricians
It is customary for US Presidents, when they leave office either having served two terms, been defeated in an election, or of their own volition, to fade quietly into the background. This is largely good manners, for an ex President to appear to be trying to intervene on political issues and influence events or public …
Big Business Joins Climate Change Scaremongers
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Confusion Reigns As Paris Climate Conference Draws Near
The carbon dioxide driven climate change scam is back on the agenda as yet another monstrously expensive and fossil fulel gobbling jolly for politicians, scientists, freeloaders and general wankers gather to eat, drink, talk a lot and do nothing about a problem that exists in mathematical models but not in the real world.
Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – Is It The Tip Of The Iceberg?
The real problem here is that, driven by the hysterical warnings of self interested pseudo-scientists, politicians have set unachievable targets for reducing emissions while demanding that national economies keep growing.
Climate Denial Finally Pays Off
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Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax VIDEO
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Charlotte Church blames Syria’s brutal civil war on CLIMATE CHANGE (not ISIS, Assad or Obama)
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The Pain In Spain as Green Energy Policy Fails
You will not find anything in mainstream media, either print or broadcast, about the failure of the green energy initiatives that have left Spain in dire economic strais or Denmark in the dark. Bizarre, as other governments are pressing ahead with plans to make us reliant on these crackpot schemes and intellectual wanks of mad scientists …
Climate Scientists versus Free Speech and Freedom Of Information
This week four groups, whose boards represent a distinctly liberal world view and who oppose scrutiny of taxpayer-funded science by academics, asked the University of Virginia to disregard its agreement before the court with American Tradition Institute to provide the records of former climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann, which belong to the public. The groups, led by the far-left Union of ….
Ever Changing Ocean
The scientists warn us climate change will cause massive extinctions, species will be destroyed, nations will die, the oceans will swamp huge areas of land as sea levels rise and lots of scaremongering stuff like that. But life in the seas has survived much worse catastrophes, much more violent changes than anything we puny humand can conjure up. It is a measure of the arrogance of humans in general and scientists in particular to imagine we puny humans could destroy the planet.also availabe HERE
Climate Change and the Population Explosion
In all the debates about climate change and the effect of carbon dioxide emissions on the environment there is one issue that has a huge bearing on humanity’s relationship with our planet that neither politicians nor scientists will discuss. Population growth. So a philosopher has to step up to the mark and ask why people are encouraged to have children when we face so many population related problems?
Here’s A Snippet From A Brilliant Article On Climate Change
Those building the biblical Tower of Babel, intending to reach heaven, did not know where heaven was and hence when the project would be finished, or at what cost. Those setting out to solve the climate change problem now are in the same position. If we were to spend 10 or even 100 trillion dollars …
The Great Wind Turbine Catastrophe
Because of failure to invest in new coal and nuclear powered generating plants to provide the electric energy we need Briain now faces a serious shortfall in electricity supply as old stations, already well past their planned lifespan are forced to close. Seduced by the voices of academics and the science lobby, the government seems foolishly determined to rely on wind turbines for future electricity needs.
Lib Dem Energy Minister Wants You To Sit In The Dark While Foreign Billionaires Steal You Money
The Energy Secretaru Ed Davey, one of the most senior Liberal Democrats in the Coalition government has banned Conservative junior minister John Hayes, a new face in the Department of Energy, from making remarks about the spread of wind farms after he told newspapers …
Majority of Climate Scientists Don’t Agree with ?Consensus’ – Dutch Scientific Study
Interesting to note that the ‘97% consensus’ figure was arrived at by assuming all the reports that did not state specifically that climate change is NOT caused by Carbon Dioxide were assumed to agree that it is. We have been told ad nauseum by the Warmageddonist lobby that 97% of ‘climate scientists’ agree with the …
Obama Administration To Tell Americans, ‘We’ll Decide What Kind Of Car You Can Drive’
A report curculating around American news blogs has some bizarre possibilities as you can see by following this link:
US Senator seeks power to tell Americans what kind of cars they can buy
According to a Des Moines Register report, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, wants Congress to use “climate change” legislation to mandate that auto manufacturers fit all new cars to run on a blend of 85 percent ethanol.
“We own the automobile companies,” Harkin said earlier this week. “Why not? I think that will be an easy one.”