Renewables zealots tout Germany as the benchmark for the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar, but its energy system is a complete debacle.
Germany’s so-called Energiewende (energy transition) has turned into a power pricing and supply calamity. Which was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable.
Germany’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar was never going to end well. Power prices are now the highest in Europe, if not the world. But paying for power is only a problem for those Germans who are lucky enough to be supplied with it.
As Francis Menton points out below, anyone claiming that we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future has probably spent too much time in the sun. Moreover, those relying on Germany to bolster their claims about an ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar should start…
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