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Germany Opens New Coal Power Station

June 1, 2020

By Paul Homewood


h/t Matelot 65


While the BBC dreams of green deals, Germany’s newest coal power station has just opened:


  1. Gamecock permalink
    June 1, 2020 3:07 pm

    The people who provide their electricity got “off lightly.”


  2. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    June 1, 2020 3:33 pm

    A German will know how to write this better:
    They could adopt nuclear power and get their lederhosen untwisted.

  3. jack broughton permalink
    June 1, 2020 3:44 pm

    Nancy and John: isn’t it interesting that the western world is in mortal fear of nuclear while the rest of the world is embracing it (at far lower prices than the UK are currently paying). Who is right?

  4. markl permalink
    June 1, 2020 4:02 pm

    In the end reality will always take center stage.

  5. John Wilson permalink
    June 1, 2020 5:02 pm

    On the question of nuclear power, the reluctance of environmentalists is unjustified. Here in Canada , new micro nuclear plants are being built in several provinces. The new technology is safe, relatively inexpensive , and adaptable.. There is no excuse that environmentalists can put forward that will hold up under scrutiny. But then , logic never was something they pay attention to.

    • mikewaite permalink
      June 1, 2020 7:47 pm

      Do you have any links to these projects . They seem ideal for the UK

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 1, 2020 9:55 pm

      The province of Ontario produces the lowest CO2 levels per kWh of electricity generated of any significant size grid worldwide. The combination of Candu nuclear and major hydro resource complement each other excellently in a very similar manner to the French grid.
      This real time interactive website graphically shows how well Ontarians do globally.

      • John Wilson permalink
        June 1, 2020 10:38 pm

        Thanks Ray,,
        You said it better than I could have, i am no professional .

    • Duker permalink
      June 2, 2020 12:02 am

      Isnt the reality these micro nuclear plants arent being built in several provinces, however could be trapped in the vast and expensive ‘ detailed design, regulatory, environmental and consultative’ paperwork stage.
      Ahhh “submissions” are called building these days

      • John Wilson permalink
        June 2, 2020 12:08 am

        The process is well underway, as I understand it.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      June 2, 2020 1:09 pm

      The other word missing from your piece is ‘reliable’, and you could also say that it provides grid stability. As for the environmentalists, their aim is destruction of the capitalist system so will object to anything that allows it to continue.

  6. Thomas Carr permalink
    June 1, 2020 6:49 pm

    The new power station with one cooling tower only all looks very neat on Google Earth and right next to the canal with the conveyors working from the piers. All very efficient as you would expect.

  7. Athelstan. permalink
    June 1, 2020 7:12 pm

    I Gig for €1.5 bill and guaranteed juice.

    IN Britain, we pay £3 bill for a load of whirlygigs/per offshore ‘farm’ for guaranteed FA.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 1, 2020 10:00 pm

      Almost unbelievably Germany has so far shelled out over half a trillion euros subsidising solar and wind and yet because of their lunatic attitude still have a dirty, creeking grid.

  8. jack broughton permalink
    June 1, 2020 8:29 pm

    In a website called “4C offshore” they say that: “The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has delayed its decision on the Norfolk Vanguard and Hornsea Three offshore wind farms. Originally expected today, a decision for the applications has been extended to 1 July 2020.
    The 2.4GW Hornsea Three wind farm is being developed by Danish offshore wind energy giant Ørsted. The Norfolk Vanguard 1.8 GW capacity project offshore wind farm is being developed by Swedish energy company Vattenfall. “.

    So much for British supply and jobs! We only do the civils on the UK projects and get no work overseas from this.

  9. tonyb permalink
    June 1, 2020 8:44 pm


    did you hear the interview with David King at around 5.50 on PM today In connection with the pandemic he said there were too many experts all with different views which is why we couldn’t make decisions. Bearing in mind who he was I wondered if that is worth capturing in relation to climate change where there is not the 97% consensus claimed and many of the experts are too clever for their own good

    • Duker permalink
      June 2, 2020 12:09 am

      David King being one of those people with zero expertise in this field who perhaps should stick to his (current) day job as an Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry and not be booked as a TV/radio talking head on Epidemics

      • Ray Sanders permalink
        June 2, 2020 1:39 pm

        Interesting remark, may I ask how you feel about Professor Neil Ferguson who formerly led the Imperial college team that recommended lockdown. He broke his own recommendations for a lockdown legover with his XR representative “lover” (aka mistress). You see he has zero medical qualifications and is a physicist.

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    June 2, 2020 10:33 am

    Off thread, UK wind right now 2% of v low demand.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 2, 2020 1:44 pm

      Put another way, no wind so we are paying to import power from The Netherlands at emissions of 478g CO2 per kWh and simultaneously paying Sizewell B to not produce zero emissions nuclear.
      Surely the Guardian should be sponsoring someone to take the UK government to court under the climate change act for this insane situation – but of course they will not as it doesn’t suit their agenda.

  11. Gerry, England permalink
    June 2, 2020 1:14 pm

    NEWS – in CityAM today is a scheme by Ofgem to support struggling small energy suppliers in the face of defaulting customers by allowing deferment of operator costs which the article says can be up to 20% of our bills. Coming after SSE asking for all the extra costs of paying off windfarms and others not to produce to be deferred is there a connection? Any sums deferred will accrue interest at the default industry rate of 8% – yes EIGHT – how does that work at a time of virtually zero base rate?

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