During December 2017, Germany’s millions of solar panels received just 10 hours of sunshine; and when solar energy did filter through the clouds, the panels were covered in snow. 

Even committed Green Disciples with a huge Tesla battery in their garage soon found that their battery was flat and there was no solar energy to re-charge it.

The lights, heaters, trains, TV and phones ran on German coal power, French nuclear power, Russian gas, Scandinavian hydro, plus unpredictable surges of electricity from those few wind turbines that were not iced up, locked down in a gale, or becalmed. 

Germany has long supported two incompatible ideas – engineering excellence and green totalitarianism. 

Angela Merkel’s support of climate alarmism while preaching energy efficiency continues this discordant tradition. 

But King Winter has exposed the weak underbelly of Germany’s energy policy. Empress Merkel now faces a hostile political climate with no clothes. 

The green energy retreat has started, in its heartland.

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stukric

It’s about time we told the frumpy frau mates (chosenites ) were to go with their agenda.

BoilerService
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BoilerService

Isn’t that Merkel on the left??. I’m glad Gillard isn’t in the photo.I feel little nauseated.I think I need some eye drops.

BigAlofWA
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Don’t know what the top Photo had to do with the story, but I approve.

TonyH
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TonyH

Yes. But there hasn’t been an update on that site for some time now.

HappyExpat
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HappyExpat

These comments should not be confined to Merkel. She is simply a leading instrument of this stupidity. The comments apply equally to all of these Green idiots who have no idea of reality in any way shape or form. As long as they can flick a switch that is the end of their thought bubble. To be able to rationally discuss or debate the merits or otherwise -v- the outrageous cost of subsidising the alternatives is something quite beyond them. They have no rational arguments in favour of their cause; only abuse and name calling of those who disagree with… Read more »

Neenee
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Neenee

Rin. don’t wonder, it’s true. I formed the theory many years ago while staring at a beer glass full of foam, and watching the liquid consolidating while leaving the atmosphere above.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

That is most unusual for Andy B. He usually posts his availability details on the wall of the dunny in the park opposite the Institute. I suppose a more direct approach might get better results…. but not on the PP.

ThePouch
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ThePouch

Sooner or later pragmatism always usurps idealism, and the simple truth is the trendy Wind-Solar energy sources just don’t cut it, they aren’t even tokenistic because they are so unreliable and as the world advances the demand upon electricity generation will be massive. All of these touchy feely greenies will either have to buy coal or freeze their nuts off.

AussiePete
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AussiePete

There is also Hydrogen that can be generated from salt water by radio waves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQMXzpTaIh4

Elsa
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Elsa

If she gives me $13 billion I’ll remove them all back to where they came from .

Elsa
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Elsa

Nurse Blount ,reframe your language to a more professional standard

Elsa
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Elsa

Climate revolves around the planet in set cycles ,nothing man made can change anything .

Elsa
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Elsa

The latest from Lennox Heads NSW sand mining operation coming under attack by the secret agents of the gangrene Greens in the form of ancient frogs that no one other that the Gangrenes have ever seen so I’m wondering if this mob are on the mental health list and are taking pscho medication that make them see frogs everywhere ?

cmac
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cmac

Merkel and co make me sick. She has destroyed that country. Hopefully one day she and her friends will get the mussolini treatment after what they have done.

Zan Man
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Zan Man

All the other counties which supply Germany their energy need to stop supplying it immediately. When everything comes to a screeching halt, only then will Merkel and the crap energy system they have be exposed for what it is. The world will only then see the failure which is green power. Here in Australia we need to allow those who want reliable Coal and Gas fire to have it at the rates at which it costs. All those greenies can choose to have their unreliable power only when it is producing and at the unsubsidised rate. We will then see… Read more »

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

Billy, billy…..not even you can believe that, surely?

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

My, doesn’t Merkel look glum?

iamgrumpier
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iamgrumpier

Arh Yes…Fraulein Merkel in her salad days, frolicking with the ladies of the left in the departed workers paradise of East Germany. How she must look back in wonder at those days, not to be troubled by the events she herself created in the cascade of disasters facing Germany today.

igiveup
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igiveup

We’ll all be in trouble when the Sun stops going around the Earth, you mark my words.

TonyH
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TonyH

We’ve seen it in Adelaide and we will see it throughout Australia as they continue to destroy our coal based power stations and replace them with “Bullshit” The liars in this country still preach the Gospel according to stupidity. There is no viable alternative and no GREEN JOBS as promised by the King Poof, Bob Brown. They are all about the destruction of our industry and commerce, destroying the fabric of our society and rendering us useless and defenceless. No power, no Computers, no defence. She is doing this while all the time bringing in illegals and destroying her country… Read more »

Billytea
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Billytea

Germany, the world/s best practice for renewables has just demolished a beautiful 19th C cathedral.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVTxeeP9Pis
What stinks about this is that it was done to clear the land for a lignite strip-mining operation.
Lignite? Read “brown coal”, the coal we refuse to burn here. Germany is accepting the limits of wind and solar. Isn’t it time we accepted that here? But dumb as dogs hit sandgropers will likely as not vote Weatherill back again. We voted Pluckachook back here.

Fedup
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Fedup

Talk to most climate alarmist/followers and they will try to tell you that Europe’s colder winter is due to global warming. I just can’t fathom their reasoning which I see as ridiculously stupid BLIND faith. They are totally conned by the Climate Change liars IMO.

johnsamson
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johnsamson

The evolution of climate alarmism from global warming to climate change to climate whatever is such that only fools pay any attention to the scam.

King Coal shall return big when Frau Merkel is replaced with common sense leadership.

Elsa
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Elsa

We are not allowed to because we might use it to make our own bomb to protect us against the ANZUS Treaty that seems to get a lot of Australians dead ..

Elsa
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Elsa

Haven’t the Germans learnt anything from their Russian excursion in the 1940’s ?

Deecee
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Deecee

In addition nobody talks geo-thermal. Is it too simple and reliable??? Adelaide Uni had one running as a project for years just running a light bulb in a shack in the desert.

Deecee
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Deecee

Thorium reactors operate at atmospheric pressure and as such cannot “blow up” They were a proven thing back in the ’80s in the states but were closed up because of the people in power who weren’t part of the set up at the time. Solar works well for me…….not my nine big panels on the roof that gives me about $50 a year credit with Ergon, but a little 5 watt panel that keeps the boat battery charged. That’s about all I make after lashing out about $12 grand!!!! Bloody con-artists and liars! Not worth two nobbles of goat shit!

craigh
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craigh

So predictable. Thanks for the update, Viv.

Bwana
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Bwana

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari will formally resign next week, having pocketed about $18,000 from taxpayers since he announced his resignation on December 12. Little grub.

AussiePatriot
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AussiePatriot

Apparently new research on Thorium commenced again after a lapse
Full article here ………….https://www.newscientist.com/article/2145535-thorium-could-power-the-next-generation-of-nuclear-reactors/

Aust1
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Aust1

Lol, is that Merkel’s on the left in that top pic, flashing the hairy magnet, in its days as leaded of the Dykes Uni movement in East Germany ?

Aust1
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Aust1

Unfortunately are we any better off here in Australia, with our current crop of political morons hell bent on shutting down our conventional fossil fuel power generation ?

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Why aren’t the people letting her know how they feel? Or are they too frightened to complain?How low their morale has sunk!