Wind and solar power nearly fried Germany’s power grid, but the disaster was prevented when the German government paid consumers to use electricity.
As European nations come to grips with the exorbitant costs of energy subsidies and over-reliance on "green" energy (and build new coal-fired power plants to offset those costs and address the intermittent nature of wind and solar energy), the U.S. has been heading in the opposite direction -- President Obama's onerous Clean Power Plan. Thankfully, the plan is held up in court, as the world is beginning to recognize the enormous costs of complying with the non-binding Paris Climate Agreement. The question remains, though, whether America will go the way of California, which already has electricity prices 40% above the national average and the highest retail gasoline prices in the U.S.?
Germany plans to stop building new wind farms by 2019, gradually turning away from its $1.1 trillion wind power program, according to a Thursday report in Berliner Zeitung.
A German scientist is raising serious questions as to whether government data-keepers have been tampering with scientific data to conjure up warming trends where none exist. "It is important to understand whether CO2 truly causes climate change," said Professor Dr. Friedrich-Karl Ewert, "We rely entirely on simulation models. Reality looks very different from simulations." Dr. Ewert is professor emeritus of geophysics at the University of Paderborn. He spoke at a scientific conference put on by EIKE, the European Institute for Climate and Energy in Essen, Germany that was co-sponsored by CFACT and the Heartland Institute. Ewert conducted exhaustive research comparing climate [...]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel just decided to lay out additional funds to push that nation to 40% cuts in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, an action in line with its Energiewende goals to move beyond fossil fuels. Except it cannot. Germany has done too much too quickly --
A 1985 newspaper assignment took me from West Berlin, a rich, vibrant, noisy, stylish, all-night reveling open city with symphony concerts next to live nude girl shows and fancy eateries, like New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on steroids – a glittering capitalist island surrounded by drab communist mediocrity – into East Berlin where I was to report on how the Soviet puppet state really worked.
In the midst of beheadings, Russia's troop buildup inside Ukraine, and Ebola cases skyrocketing, Hillary Clinton made the claim that climate change “is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world.” How bizarre! Even in Germany, where subsidies have built a gigantic solar industry, solar produced only 0.1% of the nation's energy in the month of January. America, notes Marita Noon, has abundant coal, oil and natural gas resources that we ought not squander.
July 28th, 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie. The great powers of Europe began to mobilize their armies. Two imperial cousins, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany engaged in a fascinating exchange of telegrams (in English) as their nations teetered on the brink of war.
Will a newly empowered Merkel be able to finally grapple realistically with Germany's energy needs? Can she assemble a coalition which is able to do so?
The more CO2 there is in the atmosphere, the more it is absorbed by plants of every description – and the faster and better they grow, even under adverse conditions like limited water, extremely hot air temperatures, or infestations of insects, weeds and other pests. As trees, grasses, algae and crops grow more rapidly and become healthier and more robust, animals and humans enjoy better nutrition on a planet that is greener and greener.
Twisted logic at the Bonn climate conference. A UNFCCC delegate finds evidence the Earth is warming in a cold German Spring. Watch Now!
Do you realize how much money you owe to developing nations to compensate for all the harm your extravagant car-driving, food-refrigerating, detached-housing lifestyle has caused? The Maldives held an underwater cabinet meeting to let you know.
WATCH NOW. What they don't know at the climate conference in Bonn may shock you. Then again, maybe not.
CFACT's Bonn press conference: Statement of Executive Director Craig Rucker, the UN streamed it live and there is UNFCCC on demand video available featuring Craig Rucker and Wolfgang Mueller of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE).
Press conference -- UN climate conference Bonn. Wednesday June 5, 2013, Hotel Maritim room Haydn.