Energy policy is sliding Germany ever closer to failure and disaster…”more CO2 emitted per kilowatt hour in electricity generation than India or China”… “landed in 127th place out of 147 countries in the ranking.”
Earlier this year, even though the natural gas supply from Russia had been stopped, Germany remained hell bent on moving ahead and shutting down its three remaining nuclear power plants by January 1, 2023.
But, common sense finally penetrated through the thick skulls of the NET-ZERO Eco-Freaks in the Cabinet.
Just weeks ago, the German government postponed the shutdown 90 days to April 1, 2023, instead of December 31, 2022.
Without the three nuclear plants running through the winter, Germany would face the real prospect of widespread blackouts. It was clear wind and solar power would not be able to keep the lights on in the country.
A Wind/Solar Lull Lasting ONE WEEK
And though this is not unusual in winter, it is currently “causing enormous problems for German energy policy, because the Eco-Freaks had gone all out on unreliable, variable, intermittent wind and solar.
Because, with a wind/solar lull, wind and solar systems generate very little electricity.
Last week, their share was often less than 10% of the total electricity demand.”
A look at the Agora site, which monitors German energy production, tells the awful truth.
The upper solid line shows Germany’s power demand, the yellow shaded areas show the amount generated by solar energy. The light and dark blue indicate onshore and offshore wind power production respectively. Source: Agora.
Wind: Only during the past few hours has Germany’s 60,000 MW of wind turbines begun to generate any significant power.
Solar: Solar is a total nothing-burger in Germany, in winter.
The sun won’t be coming back until about March, and then only around midday
Yet, the German government, Habeck and Co, is still convinced, Germany can get along without fossil fuels for electricity.
NOTE: Millions of metric tons of oil and gas per day are used to run process plants to make about a million products with hydrocarbons embedded in them, such as plastics for clothing, cars, mobile phones, etc.
Wind and solar produce ZERO of these products!!
No Rational Answers from Germany's Eco-Freak Government
German daily “Das Bild” wanted to know from Economics Minister Robert Habeck, how this is supposed to work in Germany in the future.
According to Das Bild, “Habeck did not want to comment on ‘concrete weather conditions’, but that ‘precautions’ had been taken for such cases, for which ‘other capacities’ were available, according to the comment.”
It remains a mystery which “other capacities” Habeck was referring to.
Habeck is a certified Eco-Freak, who knows nothing about energy systems.
He got the cabinet Energy/Environment job, because he belongs to the political Eco-Freak party.
With the shutdown of the last nuclear and coal-fired power plants, Germany will soon lack the necessary backup power to bridge such wind/solar lulls. The further expansion of renewable energies will not help in this situation, because if 1000 wind turbines do not generate electricity, 3000 turbines will not generate any more either. The alternative would be to build new, 60%-efficient, combined-cycle, gas-turbine plants. But these emit CO2. The far bigger problem: There is not enough gas.”
With Germany deep in an energy crunch, for at least the next 4 years, the government will have to go begging for energy from its neighbors, like buying coal-fired power from Poland, or nuclear power from France;
France has no nuclear electricity for export, because it shut down part of its nuclear plants, to catch up with deferred maintenance!!
Blackout News summarizes, the results of Germany’s energy strategy for November:
Germany emitted more CO2 per kilowatt hour in electricity generation than India, China and South Africa, and landed in 127th place out of 147 countries in the ranking.”
Hold onto Your Hat
And things are likely to get far worse before they get better.
Meteorologists and models are forecasting bitter cold weather over the coming days, i.e., not the mild conditions politicians were praying for earlier.
ISO-NE REPORT OF 2021 ECONOMIC STUDY: FUTURE GRID RELIABILITY STUDY PHASE 1
DEEP DIVE SUMMARY OF THE ISO-NE REPORT
CO2 IS INNOCENT, BUT CLOUD COVER IS GUILTY
LIFE WITHOUT OIL?
Life without oil means many products that are made with oil, such as the hundreds listed below, would need to be provided by wind and solar and hydro.
Folks, including Biden's attendants, wanting to get rid of fossil fuels, such as crude oil, better start doing some rethinking.
The above also applies to natural gas, which is much preferred by many industries
If you do not have abundant low-cost energy, you cannot have modern industrial economies.
These articles contain significant information regarding wind, solar and grid-scale battery systems
GRID-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND TO COUNTERACT SHORTFALL OF ONE-DAY WIND/SOLAR LULL
COLD WEATHER OPERATION IN NEW ENGLAND DECEMBER 24, 2017 TO JANUARY 8, 2018
ANALYSIS OF WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY LULLS AND ENERGY STORAGE IN GERMANY
IRELAND FUEL AND CO2 REDUCTIONS DUE TO WIND ENERGY LESS THAN CLAIMED
BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, OPERATING COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING
HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN US NORTHEAST
CO2 IS A LIFE GAS; NO CO2 = NO LIFE
These articles explain a lot about the world-wide “Climate Crisis” scam, based on highly compromised surface station measurements, which typically read HIGH.
Climate scientists SUBJECTIVELY adjust the readings for use in their SUBJECTIVE computerized-temperature-calculation programs, which are used in the reports of IPCC, etc., for scare-mongering purposes.
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 is for a 43-y period.
There is global warming, but it is not anywhere near as much as scare-mongers are claiming.
1) Objective satellite and balloon temperatures increased from 0.00 to 0.5 C, or, or 0.116 C/decade
2) Subjective computer-generated temperatures increased from 0.00 to 1.20 C; or 0.28 C/decade, about 2.7 TIMES AS FAST
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.
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 career prospects of the people creating these graphs is more secure, if they aim high, rather than low.
A more detailed view of satellite temperatures.
Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and also a member of the CO2 Coalition. Sheahen and the Coalition are collaborating on a brief.
SEPP’s October 8 newsletter contains a summary of a major 2021 paper by Happer and co-author William van Wijngaarden that completely undermines the fake “science” the IPCC and EPA used to support the case of climate alarm.
Sheahen specifically discusses the efforts of Professors William van Wijngaarden and William Happer in their pioneering work in calculating the real-world Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) of the five most common Green-House Gases (GHGs).
Sheahan explains why the approach used by IPCC is faulty, but nonetheless used by its followers, such as the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the EPA.
These faulty methods lead to great exaggeration of the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide, methane, and other minor greenhouse gases. . . .
Sheahan shows the stunning agreement between the calculations of van Wijngaarden and Happer (W & H) with satellite measurements (and balloon measurements) of outgoing infrared radiation emitted by the earth to space . . .
Sheahan claims, because of the exceptionally good agreement between observational data and the calculations of W & H, we can conclude the W&H model has been validated.
The W&H model embodies the scientific method.
In that case, it is reasonable to use it to study other hypothetical cases.
It is not possible to do so with IPCC models, which have never achieved agreement with observations. . .
See Appendix 3
The gist of the H&W work is the greenhouse effect of CO2 in the atmosphere is almost entirely saturated, such that any additional CO2 can have almost no additional warming effect.
Here is a chart prepared by Sheahan to illustrate the H&W results.
As atmospheric CO2 increases, say from 380 to 420 ppm, it has less warming effect.
The most warming effect occurs at very low levels of CO2, say 20 to 60 ppm.
A timely and important new paper has just been uploaded to the CO2 Coalition website on nitrogen.
The first half of the paper on the greenhouse warming effect of N2O is quite technical
It is summarized in the first link.
Link to the full paper is at the bottom. Please distribute widely.
Authors: Will Happer, C. A. de Lange, William Wijngaarden and J.D. Ferguson
Nitrous oxide (N20) has now joined carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the pantheon of “human-generated demon” gases.
GW scare-mongers view increasing concentrations of these molecules are leading to unusual and unprecedented GW, which will lead to catastrophic consequences for both our ecosystems and humanity.
Countries around the world are in the process of greatly reducing, or eliminating, the use of nitrogen fertilizers, based on heretofore poorly understood properties of nitrous oxide.
Sri Lanka’s complete ban on fertilizer in 2021 led to the total collapse of their primarily agricultural economy.
The CO2 Coalition has published this paper, which evaluates the GW effect of the N20 and its role in the nitrogen cycle.
Policymakers can now proceed to make informed decisions about the costs and benefits of mandated N20 reductions of this beneficial molecule.
Key takeaways from the paper:
- At current rates, a doubling of N2O would occur in more than 400 years.
- Atmospheric warming by N2O is estimated to be 0.064 C per century.
- Increasing crop production requires continued application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to feed a growing population.
Download the entire PDF Nitrous Oxide
Methane, CH4, aka, natural gas
NOTE: A similar graph can be created for N2O
It is dangerous to be correct in matters, where established men are wrong, by Voltaire