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Germans Feel the Burden of Its Shift to Renewable Energy

(Take note of which countries make up 2 of the top 3 in terms of electricity prices in Europe.  The ones most heavily into wind. Coincidence??? — DQ) Stratfor Enterprises — February 5, 2015   Germany is experiencing deflation for the first time since 2009. Though other factors have certainly contributed to the economic decline, […]

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Wind power creates market havoc, is unreliable and costly

Thanks to Central Bruce Wind Action for this gem. Jonathan Lesser, President of Continental Economics — The Columbus Dispatch — November 22, 2012 The United States has subsidized the wind industry for 35 years. For the past 20 years, most of these subsidies have taken the form of a production tax credit, which provides wind-generation […]

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UK Energy Minister — Windfarms are “extremely inefficient and costly”

Fiona Harvey — Environmental Correspondent — The Guardian — November 16, 2012 John Hayes: ‘windfarms will not replace gas or nuclear’ The energy minister has revealed, in a letter seen by the Guardian, the extent of his misapprehensions about wind. Windfarms are “extremely inefficient and costly” and will not be able to replace gas or nuclear power generation, according to […]

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€175 Billion Bombshell: Germany’s Green Energy Policy To Hit Households Hard

Jurgen Flauger — The Global Warming Policy Foundation — May 3, 2012 The switch to renewable energy could require more financial sacrifices than previously thought. According to a new study, the green energy transition could cost German consumers up to 60 percent more by 2020 compared to 2011. Overall, the renewables costs may total 175 […]

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Focus on Renewables (including solar) in Europe was Costly Error

Nina Chestney — Reuters — April 17 Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. “Solar will definitely be the solution 20 to 30 years from now worldwide, but what has happened in the last five […]

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