Discusses wind and solar energy today.
Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt: A Greenpeace study reveals what the feted Paris Climate Agreement implies for the German public. If implemented, Germany will be unrecognizable in a few years. Rural residents and their children will have to mentally prepare for an increase in the next few years from 26,000 wind turbines today to 80,000 rotor towers, if the study correctly describes how to achieve the climate targets agreed in Paris.
Christopher Booker: The UK may soon face major blackouts due to the impending closure of 14 nuclear and coal-fired power stations which currently supply nearly 40 per cent of our peak electricity needs. This disaster would be unique in Europe, because of the blindness of successive governments’ energy policy. But it now seems that Germany may get there before the UK following its government’s decision, in the wake of Fukushima, to shut eight of its 17 nuclear power plants immediately, with the rest to follow.
Atul Loke - Developing countries that already have a high share of renewable energy in their power mix are unlikely to grow this share further due to skyrocketing demand for cheap electricity.
Die kalte Sonne, Fritz Vahrenholt, Sebastian Luening - Die Kraniche kommen. Viele Tausend der majestätischen Vögel sind nach ihrem kräftezehrenden Nonstop-Flug aus dem Süden Europas jetzt im Anflug auf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Die ausgewiesene Fläche für den Bau der Windkraftanlage befindet sich direkt im Hauptflugkorridor zwischen den Schlafplätzen und den Nahrungsgewässern für Kraniche. Die Auswirkungen einer industriellen Windenergieanlage auf dieses wertvolle Biotop sind immens
Alex Epstein explains the most fundamental facts about solar and wind energy versus fossil fuels and nuclear power: intermittent, lowest energy density, inadequate energy storage technology, remoteness from urban centers that require large amounts of energy, vast areas of land required, environmental and wildlife destruction.
Ted Rockwell, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was a passionate pioneer for nuclear energy. He has the following to say about modern wind turbines and wind farms.
Willis Eschenbach reports on a solar mirror - tower electric generating plant in Nevada that causes serious problems for birds and water usage. This was initially posted on:the website: Watts Up With That - wwwsupwiththat.com.