Today: 21.Aug.2018

Edgar Ocampo Tellez, energy expert working to develop long termenergy master plan for Mexico: 27,000 wind turbines in Germany provide only 2 % of their primary energy consumption. And like South Australia they rely on their neighbours to keep the lights on.

Published in Wind and Solar

Benny Peiser, Global Warming Policy Forum: Germany’s utopian dream of transforming itself into the world’s green powerhouse is collapsing as its political and media establishment is mugged by reality. The country’s climate obsession has turned into one of the country’s biggest political and economic handicaps, making Germany almost ungovernable.

Sebastian Luening, Geologist, Paleontologist, publisher of website kaltesonne.de: Das Klimaestablishment hat sich jahrelang bequem eingerichtet. Mithilfe des Klimaalarms wurde politischer Druck aufgebaut, der eigene Bereich erhöht und Fördermittel abgegriffen. Niemand konnte ein Interesse daran haben, dieses praktische und einträgliche System zu verlassen. Es macht daher Sinn, den klimatischen Status Quo durch unabhängige, unbelastete Forscher prüfen zu lassen. Dies ist ein klassischer “Red Team”-Ansatz, der in großen Firmen gelebt wird.

Bloomberg, Weixin Zha, Anna Shiryaevskaya: Not far from the Hanseatic town of Greifswald Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a $10 billion pipeline expansion built to increase the amount of Russian natural gas imported from Siberia, more than 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) away. The project, led by Russia’s state-run Gazprom PJSC, is intended to bolster German confidence that it has enough gas to underpin an unprecedented transition from the coal and nuclear plants, which are being closed, to a future dominated by renewable energy.

Published in Fossil fuels

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