Misleading news on the green energy transition. See how the Energiewende is going in Germany!

WINDWATCH. Just a matter of interest, today the windmills are cranking out about 2% of the energy required to keep the lights on in SE Australia.

A piece in The Australian today claims that our green energy transition will be “tough but well worth the effort“. In your dreams Martina! In a bizarre misrepresentation of well documented facts about the German Energiewende Martina Linnenluecke (Head of a unit on Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie Business School) has painted their trifecta of failure  as a success story! Cats will recall the short video that I did a year ago to describe  how they spent untold billions of euros to achieve 3 outcomes (1) more expensive electricity (2) a less stable grid and (3) from 2009 to 2017 no overall reduction in emissions.  The  YouTube German Trifecta of Failure.

They have achieved a small reduction since then at the price of sliding towards recession.  It is refreshing to see that practically all of the people who commented on the piece in the newspaper are well aware of the real situation. They also attacked some fake news about the bushfires in the piece as well.

An alternative view, from Germany. An Impending Disaster.

Not quite on topic but a similar mix of ignorance, self indulgence and virtue signalling. From Bolta.

FROM MID-AIR

Why are the biggest global warming preachers such frequent-flying hypocrites? Jane Caro even boasts: “On Thursday I was on Sunrise at 6.45am, flew to Canberra & appeared in awesome @BroadAgenda5050 panel, Friday flew to Melbourne, appeared on @ABCthedrum, today MC’d #ClimateEmergencySummit all day. Am now in Qantas lounge getting gently shickered.”

A blast from the past just popped up on screen.  Liberty Quote.  I have never trusted sociologists to be consistently pro-freedom. It started out as a collectivist commie discipline and always will be.  — Jason Soon

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14 Responses to Misleading news on the green energy transition. See how the Energiewende is going in Germany!

  1. struth

    And oddly enough the political class and Merkel won’t be impacted one iota.

  2. Mak Siccar

    Merkel’s treachery is everywhere.

    Angela Merkel and the Destruction of German Democracy
    By Jared Peterson

    These thoughts reflect the writer’s concern about the worsening political and social conditions in Germany, a nation whose importance — for America, Europe, and the world — should require no laboring to a readership of politically sophisticated Americans.

    What’s happening today in Germany is deeply disturbing.

    And it’s not for the reason casual American observers, including many conservatives, might think based on information derived from the mainstream English-language media.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/angela_merkel_and_the_destruction_of_german_democracy.html

  3. MatrixTransform

    Or this one just now:

    Every modern ‘European’ form of oppression has been routinely implemented through the judiciary, prosecutors, and police.

    — John Comnenus

  4. Tom

    From the link:

    Professor Martina Linnenluecke is head of Macquarie Business School’s Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance.

    The Oz is giving out op-ed space like confetti at a wedding.

    If there was an actual journalist in charge of the op ed page, there would be extreme vetting of any academic shopping for propaganda space, not the current open slather — a dumbed down up-yours to the Oz’s readership, which is giving “Professor” Linnenluecke buggery in comments.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    The German economy is a basket case.

    Euro zone bond yields dip as bleak German data fans economy fears (14 Feb)

    Who knew that ridiculously expensive electricity would drive away business? And all that green tape hitting carmakers. There’s an asteroid called Energiewende which will fry the the likes of VW long before the planet does (which is in about 5 billion years times when the Sun becomes a red giant).

    Oh and this one from today:

    Germany’s Transition To Green Energies Is “An Impending Disaster”, German Expert Tells Audience (16 Feb)

    Last Thursday evening in Münster, Germany, amid an atmosphere of loudly protesting students and Extinction Rebellion activists outside shouting obscenities and beating drums, prominent SPD social democrat and climate science critic Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt spoke on why Germany was headed down the wrong path with its now flailing transition to green energies, dubbed “Energiewende“.

    Vahrenholt called the Energiewende: “An impending disaster.”

    Vahrenholt also reminded that the Energiewende has made Germany’s electricity prices among the highest in the world and that it would hit the poor especially hard. “I never understood the SPD here,” said Vahrenholt, criticizing his own party. The retired professor said it would take 90,000 wind turbines to supply Germany with electricity, a number that would lead to the country having a turbine every 2 kilometers.

    Well they’d be safe from bat coronaviruses. There’d barely be a living bat in the whole country.

  6. FelixKruell

    A simple challenge to put out there when told ‘renewables are already cheaper than coal’ – name a single country with lots of renewables and low (or at least declining) electricity prices…

    Germany is a great example of those two things not going together.

  7. Tony Tea

    Loved Caro’s tweet that she is doing he bit to reduce her carbon footprint because her rural property has a hundred trees. So basically she’s the bloke in the pub boasting how many roots she’s got.

  8. Beachcomber

    Professor Martina Linnenluecke is head of Macquarie Business School’s Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance.

    Of course she is. The Universities are enemies of freedom and prosperity for working people in the West.

  9. a happy little debunker

    Loved Caro’s tweet that she is doing he bit to reduce her carbon footprint because her rural property has a hundred trees

    By her own logic – if Australia was one giant CO2 sink that absorbs more CO2 than Australians emit, then we should have to do literally nothing about ‘climate change’.

    My only question is who gets to tell her?

  10. nb

    Philosopher kings, (queens, trans, and other genders) must live by different rules.

  11. Squirrel

    I’m looking forward to a “Just Transition” (to unemployment) for taxpayer funded and subsidised pests who want to shut down other people’s jobs and communities.

  12. PB

    Women and fashionable virtue-signalling. Is there no limit to there virtuous virtue?

  13. Crossie

    struth
    #3326111, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:53 am
    And oddly enough the political class and Merkel won’t be impacted one iota.

    And they will be getting “gently shickered” in the Qantas lounge while the rest of us hang around Maccas waiting for our flights.

  14. Andre Lewis

    Climate speak definitions
    1. Homogenised temperature records = opaque process for manipulating data
    2. Hockey stick global temperate graph = see 1. above raised to power of 10
    3. Hottest day/month/year on record = real data tortured into fake data
    4. Climate Council/Committee/Think Tank = private sector carpetbaggers
    5. University Climate Centre of Excellence = publicly funded carpetbaggers
    6. Anti-coal activists = deluded cultists
    7. Extinction Rebellion = criminal cultists

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