Green Energy Fail: Germany Imposes Strict Winter Rationing on Individuals and Companies


German landlords are legally allowed to turn down living area thermostats without tenants permission, thanks to Germany’s failed Energiewende program, and Germany’s complete failure to plan for contingencies.


Close the doors, turn off the lights, turn down the heating – these energy-saving rules will apply to private individuals and companies from September

08/24/2022, 16:55

New energy-saving measures will apply in Germany from September 1st. The cabinet passed a corresponding ordinance, which stipulates, for example, that retailers keep the doors of their shops closed and that monuments are no longer illuminated. An overview.

Starting next Thursday, numerous energy-saving regulations will apply in Germany : Shop doors must not be left open all the time, neon signs must go out after 10 p.m., and monuments must not be illuminated. At the workplace, a room temperature of 19 degrees Celsius should be sufficient, in public buildings, the corridors remain cold. Additional regulations are scheduled to come into force on October 1. 

On Wednesday, the cabinet passed two regulations based on the Energy Security Act, which are intended to save energy both in this heating season and in the coming ones. The first regulation applies from September 1st for six months, i.e. until February 28th.

Contract clauses in leases about a certain temperature are suspended for the six months. Tenants who want to save energy and turn down the heating should also be allowed to do so, as the Ministry of Economic Affairs explained. 

Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Green Party) said after the cabinet meeting that the measures could save two to two and a half percent of energy consumption in Germany. That is “not so much that we can lean back” – the federal government’s savings target for winter is 20 percent. That means many more measures are due to come, as needed.

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This will not be the last of Germany’s draconian energy saving measures. Green Party member, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck admits this energy rationing plan saves only 2.5% of the 20% energy reduction target the German government believes is required to prevent a winter blackout.

I doubt anybody in Germany knows how to achieve the rest of the 20% cut.


Nuclear Plants: 10 new nuclear plants could have saved Germany from all this hardship – each existing nuclear plant contributes around 2% of Germany’s ener..., so as a rough estimate, 10 additional plants would have made up the 20% energy shortfall.


Nuclear power plants run 24/7/365. They have to be refueled every 500 days, so a decent nuclear program could have completely shielded ordinary Germans and the German economy from fuel availability and price problems.


If Germany had enough reactor capacity, all the uranium reactor fuel Germany would have needed to make up their energy shortfall could have been delivered well before winter, from a friendly country like Australia.


Highly radioactive nuclear waste needs careful handling


However, Uranium fuel transport is much more straightforward, the radioactivity is low enough that it can be transported in regular shipping containers. Because nuclear fuel contains a million times more energy than fossil fuel, stockpiling enough nuclear fuel for winter energy needs would have been easily achievable.


But German politicians rejected, and are still rejecting, the zero carbon nuclear option, and bet everything on their failed, underperforming, weather-dependent wind/solar/battery, etc., set-up.


Germans laughed at President Trump's well-meaning advice, that Russia might become an unavailable energy partner. Trump likely knew, the US had secret plans to have NATO arm and train Ukraine, and use Ukraine as a proxy to maintain Russia in a weakened condition for years.


Imagine what would happen, if there would be a Covid or Flu outbreak this winter in Germany, with millions of ordinary people shivering in cold, energy-rationed apartments, with energy too expensive to use for heating, even if the electricity or gas would be available.


Of course, no German politician, or high-ranking official, is likely to suffer from cold this winter, they always seem to take care of themselves first.


It is the ordinary Germans who will pay for the stupidity, arrogance and stubbornness of their leaders.



These articles contain significant information regarding grid-scale battery systems









New Surface Stations Report Released – It’s ‘worse than we thought’



Weather- Just how does it happen?



A summary of the results of three “Physics of the Earth’s Atmosphere” papers, which were submitted for peer review at the Open Peer Review Journal.



Satellites and balloons measure temperatures of the Troposphere, which starts at ground level, and has an average height of 59,000 ft at the tropics, 56,000 ft at the middle latitudes, and 20,000 ft at the poles. Above those levels starts the Stratosphere.


Balloons directly measure temperatures. Satellites measure radiation, from which temperatures are calculated. 

Both consistently measure much lower temperatures than the average of 102 computer-generated graphs.

See Appendix 2 and 3


The data in the below images (See URL) is for a 43-y period:


1) Satellite and balloon readings increase from 0.00 to 0.5 C, or, or 0.116 C/decade 

2) Computer-generated graphs increase from 0.00 to 1.20 C; or 0.28 C/decade, about 2.7 TIMES AS FAST


NOTE: Behind the 102 computer graphs are hundreds of organizations that likely receive a significant part of their revenues from governments and subsidy-receiving wind, solar, battery, etc., businesses. The livelihood and prospects of the people creating these graphs is more secure, if they aim high, rather than low.


The below image shows a more details of 43 years of satellite data.

The temperature data by satellites and balloons are more accurate than land-based measurements.

See Appendix 2 and URL

Satellite measurements are made many times during every day and systematically cover almost the entire world; +/- 85-degree latitude.

The satellite data is vastly more complete, and accurate than would be gathered by ground stations (See Appendix 2) 


Balloon measurements, made on a sampling basis, are vastly less complete than satellite measurements, but they serve as a useful crosscheck on the satellite measurements. 





Pages 13, 37, 42, 48, 49, 50 of the above ISO-NE report are of particular interest.
The ISO-NE report of the cold period served to document a set of unusual circumstances, that are highly likely to repeat themselves in the future, such as:
- Very low Winter temperatures, lasting several days, which could have been accompanied with low wind and solar conditions.
- Natural gas supply being diverted from power plants to residential and commercial buildings for space heating
- Oil/gas-fired CCGT plants barely having sufficient fuel oil supply in storage
- A transmission line serving a nuclear plant failing, or a major plant having an unscheduled outage
- Imports via tie lines with Canada and New York State varying up and down, page 42
The NE area just barely avoided rolling black-outs during the cold period.
If low temperatures had persisted just 2 days longer, the oil supply for power plants would have been depleted.
The Importance of Oil to the NE Grid
Oil was the unsung hero of the cold period.
Oil reliably provided more than one-third of total NE generation on Jan. 5, 6, and 7.
Net imports add about 19% to total NE generation to provide the total grid load, on an annual basis.
NOTE: Anyone advocating reducing the barely adequate NE oil and gas storage system capacity is seriously irrational.
The table was prepared by Warren Van Wyck

Cold Period Days

Oil, MWh

NE Generation, %

Sun, Dec 24, 2017



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Tue, Dec 26, 2017



Wed, Dec 27, 2017



Thu, Dec 28, 2017



Fri, Dec 29, 2017



Sat, Dec 30, 2017



Sun, Dec 31, 2017



Mon, Jan 01, 2018



Tue, Jan 02, 2018



Wed, Jan 03, 2018



Thu, Jan 04, 2018



Fri, Jan 05, 2018



Sat, Jan 06, 2018



Sun, Jan 07, 2018



Mon, Jan 08, 2018



Closing Power Plants and Constraining Fuel Supplies
Various nuclear and coal plants had previously been politically shutdown, instead of being kept for standby purposes, as is done in other countries, such as Germany.
Natural gas supply to the NE area, and to NE gas and oil storage systems, had previously been politically constrained.
The Irrelevance of Wind and Solar During Stressful and Peak Conditions 
Solar, 2400 MW nameplate, behind-the-meter, on distribution grids, never exceeded 800 MW around noontime, page 48
Solar, 83 MW nameplate, in-front-of-the-meter, on the HV grid, never exceeded 26 MW around noontime, page 49
Wind, 1300 MW nameplate, varied from 1000 MW to 100 MW, page 50
History Will Repeat Itself, unless Sanity Prevails
A set of circumstances, similar to the above, is likely to happen more often, if the “leave-it-in-the-ground-recommendations” of RE folks, who likely never analyzed, never designed, and never operated any energy system, would actually be implemented.
Comments on Below Image
The below image, prepared by Warren Van Wyck, shows the electricity loaded onto the NE HV grid, by source.
The white gap below "System Load" is net imports from nearby grids.
Nuclear, orange, is steady. The output step-down was due to a transmission line failure.
Fuel oil was a critical standby source, because natural gas had been diverted to building heating during low temperatures.
Fuel oil normal use is minimal throughout the year. 
NOTE: The installed capacity, MW, in-front-of-the-meter solar, FTM, (seen by ISO-NE, because it is connected to the NE HV grid) is a small percent of the installed capacity of behind-the-meter solar, BTM, (rooftops, meadows, etc., not seen by ISO-NE, because it is connected to distribution grids)
ISO-NE Report of 2021 Economic Study: Future Grid Reliability Study Phase 1
DEEP DIVE summary of the ISO-NE report

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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