Thursday, May 14, 2015

'Green Energy', apparently named for all the money it takes from you

However, what Friedman, Obama, and other admirers of the German green-energy strategy fail to say is that it has come at the expense of sky-high electricity rates. According to EU data, Germany’s average residential electricity rate is 29.8 cents per kilowatt hour. This is approximately double the 14.2 cents and 15.9 cents per kWh paid by residents of Germany’s neighbors Poland and France, respectively, and almost two and a half times the U.S. average of 12 cents per kWh. Germany’s industrial electricity rate of 16 cents per kWh is also much higher than France’s 9.6 cents or Poland’s 8.3 cents.
However, in 2011 Germany had 20 GW of capacity in nuclear power plants, producing more than twice as much electricity as wind and solar do currently, at less than half the cost, with no carbon emissions whatsoever. But, using the rather improbable threat of a Fukushima-like tsunami as a pretext, the nation’s elites decided to shut them down; 8.3 GW have already been eliminated. Thus, over the past decade, the total amount of carbon-free power that Germany has produced under its oppressive green-energy policy has actually decreased by 3 GW. The deficit, as well as all requirements for new power, has been met by burning increased amounts of lignite, which emits not only more carbon dioxide than practically any other power source, but large amounts of real pollutants as well.

And you get to the real factor:
Like an earlier regime in Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire, Germany’s green-energy program is neither green, nor an energy program. Rather, it is a form of ultra-regressive taxation — in effect, a state-sponsored cult of human sacrifice for weather control.
Now remember all Obama's whining about 'fairness', and "Under my plan electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

None of this "green" or "renewable" stuff has ever worked worth a damn, for reasons that are obvious to anyone with any background in the hard sciences. "Never invest in something that violates the laws of thermodynamics."

The environmentalist wackos mostly do know this. But to them it's a feature, not a bug:

"If you ask me, it’d be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it."

— Amory Lovins, environmentalist, Mother Earth News, Nov.-Dec. 1977

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun."

— Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Dr. John Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, 1970, p. 323

"The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet."

— Jeremy Rifkin, environmentalist, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 19, 1989

If tomorrow someone created solar cells that were 25% efficient instead of 0.01% efficient, the environmentalist wackos would gin up a pretext to demand a ban on them.

If tomorrow someone built a perpetual motion machine and connected it to a generator, the environmentalist wackos would lynch him.

They don't want us to have energy at all. They want to go back to the caves, right now, no matter how many human lives it costs. It's a nihilistic, self-hating, self-flagellating, puritanical white colonialist eco-religion that would rather see six billion brown people die than see them building power plants and factories. Environmentalists are universally good liberals, of course, who like to accuse others of "sneering contempt for the poor."

In the long run I fear the environmentalist wackos more than I fear Islamic fundamentalism. Al-Qaeda and ISIS merely want to take the human race back to the Seventh Century at the point of the sword. Environmentalism is anti-human and anti-life, utterly nihilistic. It is a death-cult, and at base the True Believers are worshipping not Gaea, but the Great Void.