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What Bloomberg Forgot To Tell You

May 26, 2016

By Paul Homewood  


While Bloomberg were trumpeting that Germany has gotten all of its electricity from renewables for a few minutes on Sunday, (which as we discovered was not actually true anyway), for some reason they forgot to mention that, two days later at peak demand, renewables contributed less than a third. And when the sun went down it was much less still.





Or that for much of January 90% or more had to come from reliables.



  1. Ben Vorlich permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:44 pm

    I use this website for German Electrical generation data.

    If you select the All Sources option some quite interesting things become more obvious. Not least that nuclear (Uranium) is virtually unchanged since 2011. Coal (both hard and brown) seems to have increased in the same time frame.

  2. May 26, 2016 8:29 pm

    Any economy based mainly on renewables would fail in short order. All major industries would be crippled for a start.

    To have any chance of success massive amounts of storage capacity would be needed. Where is it? Nowhere, apart from a few small scale batteries. To create it would need yet more massive expenditure. How mad do they want to get?

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      May 27, 2016 9:41 am

      In Germany’s case flooding every valley in the German Alps wouldn’t be acceptable to the greens.

  3. May 27, 2016 2:24 pm

    There is a logical fallacy in the 100% line claim …..Can anyone name it ?

    Like at school I was the most handsome boy in the class, but only those few minutes I turned early as no one else was there
    It’s hardly an indication of average

    Portugal is so low in demand and so rich in hydro that it does seem to achieve 63% average electricity from renewables, but it’s wasting money doing it subsidising wind.

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