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Germany Electricity–Future?

July 21, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

 

 

Adrian Kerton took a look at Germany’s generation mix on one day last year:

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Full post here.

No doubt, the shortfall will be much worse in winter months, when demand is high and solar output low.

As he points out, they could have serious problems ahead.

15 Comments
  1. July 21, 2019 11:27 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. July 21, 2019 11:31 am

    Thanks for posting this Paul

  3. Joe Public permalink
    July 21, 2019 12:05 pm

    I’m unsure of Adrian Kerton’s source, but Fraunhofer indicates significantly different numbers for that approx time on 1st May 2018. (Time choices being 14:00 or 15:00)

    Adrian indicates “Consumption and source” (?) at 17.089GW, Fraunhofer shows generation at 65.69GW.

    https://www.energy-charts.de/power.htm?source=all-sources&year=2018&week=18

  4. July 21, 2019 12:20 pm

    To be honest the sooner a major country suffers serious consequences from the failure of wind and solar to provide base load the better. Only then will the politicians change direction.

    The green blob complain about the cost of carbon but solar and wind currently get a free ride on the baseload and backup provided by nuclear and fossil fueled power.

  5. Stonyground permalink
    July 21, 2019 12:21 pm

    Sorry for being OT but at WUWT there is a short video featuring a battery powered mini digger. It worked for two hours before having to be recharged for eight hours using a diesel genny. The video is made even more hilarious by the yorkshire accent on the commentary.

  6. July 21, 2019 12:24 pm

    What I find frightening is that our ‘leaders’ can’t/won’t add these numbers up; what are they thinking? It is almost as if they want it all to fail? Why? To punish the west for its record of capitalism and demonstrate the truth of white privilege? Surely they cannot be so blind?
    Oh yes they can.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      July 21, 2019 12:33 pm

      The whole intention is bring about 1 world government, you only have to read UN Agendas 21, 2030 and Sustainability to see where they want to take the world’s population.
      It is frightening reading, all the more because it is completely out in the open and bought in to by every western Government except Russia.
      The only Leader speaking out against it is President Trump and even he has gone quiet on it.

  7. johnbillscott permalink
    July 21, 2019 12:49 pm

    What we need is an industrialized country to have to shut down its industry because of power shortages and with that the loss of national revenue which pays for the renewable subsidies. This event cannot occur soon enough. I see they still consider biomass as a renewable but exclude the costs of forest stripping, transportation and associated pollution. Politicians have already proven they are all as mad as a bag of hammers – Lets hope Boris takes Claire Perry out of the picture and the CCC.

    • John Palmer permalink
      July 21, 2019 8:38 pm

      Don’t count on it. His lady friend is a full-on greenie and Boris seems to have been at the koolaid a bit too.

  8. July 21, 2019 12:52 pm

    Batteries are made of very toxic chemicals. Very dangerous. They blow up and can burn.Just read an article outlining the limitations of batteries which we are all aware of just no boby talks about it. The technology is not there yet. Electric cars are going to be a toxic mess.how can any of this UN push ever be slowed down. Maybe Germany needs to go dark to smarten up

    • July 21, 2019 4:52 pm

      Battery tech has been ‘not there yet’ for over a century 🤔

  9. July 23, 2019 12:22 am

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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