More Signs Of The Über Successful Renewables


Germany seems to be caught between to goals….. one is to have the bestest every renewable portfolio…… the other goal is to have actual reliable and usable electricity.  As most of us know, Germany shut down their nuclear plants.  So now they need some energy.  They’re all over the board on this, sort of.  Obviously no plans for new nuclear power, and no major solar projects…. which they don’t do much of, theirs is mostly small rooftop installations.  But, they’ve got a lot of wind coming on line.  But, they’ve got more coal coming on line, and natural gas as well. 

Of the ones beyond planning stage, they’ve got 20 off-shore wind farms with a stated capacity of  7154 MW.  We know they don’t produce near their capacity, so they expect much less than that on the average.  They also seemed to have found room for some pumped storage, coming in at 2730 MW.  Will they stock them with fish?  Then they’re bringing 13 gas fired plants on line with a capacity of 8410 MW.  They’re bringing two different types of coal plants 3 that burns brown coal and 12 which burns hard coal.  Don’t ask me which the nutters think is worse, I don’t know.  I suppose I could care enough to Google it, but I don’t.  The total capacity of these plants will be 16,471 MW.  I sure am glad their going green!  I was worried about all of that CO2 they would have emitted! 

So, there you have it, the renewables are so successful in Germany that even their new installs won’t have a 30% mix.  I’m not sure why they bother.  Eight of the coal plants are coming on line this year or next.  As are two gas fired ones. And can someone explain to me why digging a giant holes in the ground, filling one with and then pump it up a hill to collect power when it goes down the hill is better than just putting in some hydro plants on existing waterways?

Source:  here and here.

My thanks to SEPP.

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36 Responses to More Signs Of The Über Successful Renewables

  1. Me says:

    It looks like they are still in pursuit of a perpetual motion machine somewhere, but the only thing that is perpetual is the hypocrisy.

    • suyts says:

      I don’t know why they’re bothering. Off shore is the worst of the worst. The installation is horribly expensive, that have to run it as high voltage DC and then invert it to AC at a huge cost in both equipment and energy. For what?

      • Me says:

        It only works when someone has the knowledge to do it them selves, and then they must have the papers that qualifies them for insurance purposes to make it cost effective. Then they have to live the life style that brought them to do this in the first place, you know, to have to deal with no power at times because they are not really having to depend on it. There are saloons of different environmental factors to that one. But overall on a mass scale is isn’t cost effective and doomed to fail.

      • Me says:

        So what do you think of what’s going on at Real Science?

  2. Me says:

    Again I don’t mean Steven but the servers as you said earlier

  3. Me says:

    So can you see it now, maybe, or not? Just throwing it out there.

  4. Me says:

    Did you posted this?

    suyts says:

    April 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Lol, wind is causing global warming!


    • suyts says:

      Lol, yep! The story is the one under this one….. I figure it could be fun to torture some alarmists with for a bit. peer-reviewed and everything! 🙂

      • Me says:

        I posted this, but there are post above missing there now?

        Me says:

        April 30, 2012 at 6:11 am

        Because of the trust issues at Steven’s sites lately, if you are a warming alarmist, and take this the as scarcasm, then good, if your not a warming alarmist, then it means what it means. I’m happy to see everyone here too.


        Me says:
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        April 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

        Well now no one knows what Me comment above was about. ???


      • suyts says:

        lol, I wonder what that meant, too! But, I just figured wires got crossed or drinking…. or… 😉

        • Me says:

          There was a post by Sparks that says keep your mouth shut our you’ll wind up dead, Me and Tom know
          And under neigh that was this you tube video.

        • Me says:

          And I responded to that with “who is this Me you are referring too?” Then Eric Simpson said something about “hey it’s Me, nice to see Me again” but sorry, I don’t have the of Eric Simpson’s post screen captured just my response to him????? So I don’t know???

        • suyts says:

          Yes, I remember the posts.

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