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The Wind blows Germany to coal — Financial Post

Nota Bene — Financial Post — August 29, 2012

From “Germany’s new ‘renewable’ energy policy,” a commentary by Kelvin Kemm, member of the international board of advisors of the Washington-based Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: In mid-August, Germany opened a new 2,200 megawatt coal-fired power station near Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth of reporting is even more surprising when one considers that Germany has said building new coal plants is necessary because electricity produced by wind and solar has turned out to be unaffordably expensive and unreliable.

Twenty three-new coal-fired power plants are under construction in Germany.

Just recently, German figures were released on the actual productivity of the country’s wind power over the last 10 years. The figure is 16.3%! Even worse, after spending billions of euros on subsidies, Germany’s total combined solar facilities have contributed a miserly, imperceptible 0.084% of Germany’s electricity over the last 22 years. That is not even one-10th of 1%.

Moreover, the actual cost of Germany’s wind and solar electricity is far and away higher than its cost of coal and nuclear power. So much for “free” solar and wind.

So much for all the German jobs that depend on reliable access to plentiful and affordable electricity.

(Link to original article in the Financial Post)

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