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The Truth Behind Dutch Green Energy Claims

July 3, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t It doesn’t add up…

 

According to the Energy Monitor 2017 report, 69% of the Dutch consumers use green electricity. Arjen Lubach reveals the real story:

 

 

 

24 Comments
  1. Bertie permalink
    July 3, 2020 12:54 pm

    I viewed this when it was originally posted as a comment. I recommend it as vital viewing for all.

  2. July 3, 2020 12:55 pm

    Those interested in a transcript of this video can read one here:
    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/green-electrical-shocks/

    • Joe Public permalink
      July 3, 2020 1:38 pm

      +1
      Thanks, Ron.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 3, 2020 3:46 pm

      Missing a couple of the Dutch in jokes I see, but some of them rely on puns which don’t necessarily translate so well…

    • Robert Jones permalink
      July 3, 2020 4:10 pm

      Ron,

      Thanks from me too. I have always been a proud ‘Climate Denier’ but I can use your paper for some of our local environmental activists, for whom the green religion is paramount.

    • Philip permalink
      July 4, 2020 3:28 am

      Thanks for the transcript.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 4, 2020 2:33 pm

      Good work, Ron. Not entirely unexpected and a good resume to use if facing up to a zealot. It was London Climate Week and there was an invite to a climate briefing. With everything being online now they can invite everyone and cater for them which you can’t in a meeting room. There was a query within my team meeting about attending. I should have said it depends on how much you like being lied to given it was not compulsory.

  3. Graeme No.3 permalink
    July 3, 2020 1:01 pm

    And the UK wants to “go green” without the EU rules. Doing it the hard way?

    And in the real world
    Todae Solar placed in administration after 80% sales drop
    One of Australia’s top solar contractors has collapsed into voluntary administration after its sales plummeted by 80 per cent in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its main financier cut credit lines as the economy nosedived.
    Todae Solar, which has completed contracts with Parliament House in Canberra, Westfield, Telstra and Coles, is among the three biggest solar contracting companies within the commercial and industrial sector after building up the business since it started operating in 2003. (side story – value of Certificates (subsidy) have dropped drastically).

  4. July 3, 2020 1:29 pm

    The Dutch and the rest of Europe will carry on blathering about tackling climate change, despite these total debunkings thrown at them.

    • Neil Wilkinson permalink
      July 3, 2020 1:44 pm

      Yes,amusing and debunking the fiddle, but he still seems to accept that CAGW is a real problem.

  5. Joe Public permalink
    July 3, 2020 1:37 pm

    The companion piece on nukes is:

    One particularly amusing part begins at 8:54 for 16 seconds.

    • July 3, 2020 5:52 pm

      Also brilliante. But best line was about the green energy piece about the Dutch MInister who would put his Dick in a toaster if the EU said it was OK. Great stuff.

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        July 4, 2020 4:18 pm

        OK isn’t the word… best translation is “underpants”.

  6. July 3, 2020 3:24 pm

    More truth about Dutch energy policies was provided last year by Karel Beckman in an article The Flaws in Dutch Climate Policy

    “Why should the wisdom of Dutch climate policy be of concern to anyone besides Dutch taxpayers? At this moment all developed countries are entering a new phase in their climate policies. They are moving beyond broad reduction targets and temperature goals to the nitty-gritty of real climate measures and tough choices. The debate is not anymore about whether to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or even by how much, but how.

    From this point on there are still many different roads into the future. The Dutch example is instructive because we are talking about a wealthy, urban, industrialised country – a self-proclaimed climate leader within the European Union. A country moreover that has decided to phase out the use of “unabated” natural gas for the sake of the climate. Yet its climate policies for cutting greenhouse gas emissions are full of flaws.”

    Beckman’s article is here: https://www.naturalgasworld.com/gas-transitions-the-flaws-in-dutch-climate-policy-68769

    My synopsis is here: https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/going-dutch-how-not-to-cut-emissions/

  7. It doesn't add up... permalink
    July 3, 2020 3:51 pm

    What we will have to watch for though is the plans to close the Maasvlakte coal fired power stations. They spend most of their time generating power for the BritNed interconnector – that is us! They are our offshore coal generation with some added woodchips. Lose it, and we may find that instead of being a supply, the BritNed becomes a way to import high prices and 1GW shortages (2GW if they demand to import from us) when the wind doesn’t blow.

  8. July 3, 2020 5:24 pm

    I have shared this on FB and Twitter. Winder if they will block it, because its all facts of course, easy to check as well.. We need more of this, but how? This is what I wrote…

    Share if you care. We need English language versions of this for our countries. A serious comedian dishes the dirt on green energy to a lay audience. None of our lefty “comics” would do that, their mainstream work would stop fast. How can the Dutch get away with telling the truth, on a comedy show? Also make it funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW-VLPyxqAM&w=776&h=437

  9. July 3, 2020 5:45 pm

    We need to weaponise this guy.

  10. Ray Sanders permalink
    July 3, 2020 7:33 pm

    We clearly must be total shit in the UK……after all UK CO2 emissions per capita are 7.5 tonnes but in The Netherlands are at only………..11.6 tonnes. Oops are we here in the UK doing something wrong?????????

  11. Devoncamel permalink
    July 3, 2020 11:39 pm

    Perhaps we could hire this guy to perform live in front of the rumoured mass blockade of Parliament by XR. Prime time viewing if ever there was.

  12. July 4, 2020 11:52 am

    A Dutch friend sent me a link to that vid by Lubach when it first came out. How refreshing to see a non toady non marxist leninist giving an objective view of what the con artists are up to. We are seriously in trouble in the UK

  13. July 4, 2020 6:50 pm

    They ignore water vapour and focus on its very minor cousin, CO2. Total waste of time, money and effort anyway.

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