100% Renewable In Germany

Four years ago Germany announced they were 100% renewable energy.

“Jan 5, 2018 — Germany has crossed a symbolic milestone in its energy transition by briefly covering around 100 percent of electricity use with renewables”

Now Bloomberg says “the era of cheap energy is over Germany” and Germany’s economy is at “the breaking point.”

Germany Risks Major Economic Disruption From Russia’s Gas Squeeze – Bloomberg

The press says renewable energy is less expensive than fossil fuels.

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10 Responses to 100% Renewable In Germany

  1. Disillusioned says:

    Meanwhile, right next door in the Netherlands… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ywAZRbSEsw&t=8s

    • Conrad Ziefle says:

      I my opinion, this is the most important thing that is going on in the Western World. The conservative media should be on top of this, and embedded with the farmers. This has the power to overthrow the fascist EU, if these farmers can get traction. We should be helping them. If they awaken the Dutch people, and they in turn awaken the people of the other European countries, then something big and important could start.

  2. Richard says:

    $330 billion invested by Germany and what do they do?? give free power overproduced on Netherlands side and BUY Power from France and their 57 nukes – HOW Fracking STUPID

  3. Martin says:

    Electricity for private households wasn’t cheap in Germany anyway – 0.35€/kWh – even before the actual crisis.
    Wind and solar account for about 5% of Germany’s primary energy sources – on the average, often it is 0%. Nuclear energy will be forbidden from next year on, as already fracking and CCS; coal mining will soon be stopped. Now, Germany is desperately begging for fracking gas and for coal from other countries, like Colombia.
    Still true: https://www.wsj.com/articles/worlds-dumbest-energy-policy-11548807424

  4. GWS says:

    The ideology is so thick in these people that they can’t recognize reality when it smacks them in the face.

  5. Conrad Ziefle says:

    We’ve also seen this statement with regard to California. The fanatics see this as a slow climb toward their goal. Of course, a rational person would ask, at what cost. Unfortunately, most of this energy is coming from house top solar collectors. Solar panel efficiency is measured using a known radiator which is normal to the collector’s surface. Once installed, a collector will only be perpendicular to the sun for a very short period of time each year. As you would image it depends on the azimuth and attitude angles that the collector is mounted at, which are fixed, and the altitude and azimuth angles of the sun, which vary constantly. In short, the collector will be perpendicular to solar radiation for only a short period of time on a relatively few days of the year. And collector’s have low efficiency to begin with (less than 28%). So you get a peak power production for only a short period of time each year. Adding batteries alone only allows you to shift some of your peak to the shoulders, making the solar look more like a fossil fuel or nuclear plant. If you want to supply the peak and the shoulders, you have to build (without calculating I’m guessing no less than double your current number of collectors) more collectors and associated storage. Yesterday, a Tesla owner, told me his batteries have lost 10% of their capacity in three years. So the life cycle appears to be much less than most fossil fuel plants.
    All in all, the alternative energy thing is trying to use low density energy sources to supply a high energy density society. To do this, they build MASSIVE structures to accumulate and concentrate low density energy. It’s a play toy for the fanatics. They don’t care who they deprive, they don’t care what they destroy, but they damned well will make it work, by God- All to solve a nonexistent problem, which they have to lie about to get the public behind them. All at a price in other structures that could have been built (hospitals, roads, schools, houses in Africa, for example) from the industrial output now being used to capture low density energy.
    It would be interesting to plant a fossil fuel generator next to a solar array, and say this does what this does, except it is reliable and constant.

  6. Conrad Ziefle says:

    One wonders about citizens of governments, the German government-the EU government, that are so stupid that they put all of its citizens at the mercy of another nation, This problem is not on Putin, he simply took advantage of their stupidity. This is on the EU and the German governments, and the poor fools who cannot rally themselves to throw these villains out of office. Slavery is a terrible thing, particularly slavery to an abstract fantasy.

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