Skip to comments.How Europe's Economy Is Being Devastated By Global Warming Orthodoxy (preview of US)
Posted on 09/20/2013 6:47:51 PM PDT by Innovative
Many Europeans complain about their high energy costs, largely due to their increasing dependence on renewables the most costly energy sources. ...
This is killing European economies. Electricity costs in Europe are more than double the cost of electricity in the U.S. High electricity costs make it difficult for businesses to operate if they need a lot of electricity.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Obama Moves to Limit Power-Plant Carbon Pollution
Germany industry in revolt as green dream causes cost spiral
Germanys top economic adviser has called for a radical rethink of the countrys energy policies, warning that the green dream is going badly wrong as costs spiral out of control.
German Business Demands New Energy Policy
Germany’s most influential business lobby demanded a radical overhaul of the country’s ambitious plan to shift to renewable energy in the coming years, warning that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s blueprint would undermine the economy and cost jobs.
Businesses have been complaining for months that the government’s so-called energy transformationMs. Merkel’s biggest domestic policy initiative of the past four yearsis pushing up energy prices and costing German companies their competitive edge in global markets.
The plan involves phasing out the use of nuclear power and fossil fuels for generating electricity in the coming decades in favor of wind, solar and other renewable power sources.
The current framework “leads to costly inefficiency in the whole system and endangers the affordability of energy as well as Germany as an industrial base,” the BDI said.
And reports indicate it will be a very cold winter for Europe. VERY.
I will add this bit of observation. This week, I went to the Frankfurt auto show (a major display of trends usually occurs).
The big displays this year? Battery-powered cars. Every company is surging forward, with powerful displays and TV ad’s are almost nightly now with the battery-powered cars as your dream vehicle.
So a logical guy would sit there and think for a minute. You trade in the gas car you’ve got and buy this battery-power car. Every day...at the conclusion...you pull the car into the garage and plug it into the wall unit to recharge. Where will this mythical and magical amount of electricity come from?
Let’s say for one minute that by 2025....thirty percent of all German car owners have this battery-power car. There’s a tremendous amount of power that you require....each and every day. I would make a judgement call here that you will consume more power between 6PM and 8PM, than the rest of the day. Where exactly in Germany, will all this power come from....especially if you shut down the nuke plants? And the cost?
I see a number of naive people talking to other naive people...failing to ask questions about the future. In a decade, a German will likely be sitting there at the end of the month with a $600 electrical bill, and just scratching their head over how they can sustain this kind of cost each and every month. They will push political dimwits to slide electrical cost over to the industrial side....who will pass the cost along to consumers in the end. No matter what you do....you pay in the end.
” Where will this mythical and magical amount of electricity come from?”
It is amazing that almost nobody is asking this obvious questions, isn’t it?
Great article. Thanks for posting it.
Most cars would take all night to charge, so I would think that the bulk of the electricity to do that would be done while most folks are NOT using electricity for other reasons, either for personal or for business use.
From power plants running on natural gas piped in from Russia.
Pootie is smiling.