Achtung Baby! (It’s Cold Outside) – Germany’s “Green” Energy Fail Rescued By Coal And Gas

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No one is being hit with this sobering reality more than the Europe’s premier green trailblazer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country is currently in the grips of Europe’s record-breaking freeze this winter. Germany’s held up as the world’s wind and solar capital. Its millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice and breathless, freezing weather is encouraging its 30,000 wind turbines to do absolutely nothing, at all. With a Nationwide blackout a heartbeat away, the German obsession with unreliable wind and solar is like a time bomb set to explode.

Berlin’s power supply severely strained

Germany now finds itself in the dead of winter. Luckily Germany’s still existing coal and nuclear power infrastructure is there to step in and keep the power on and the country running.

Green energies will not keep pace with demand

As Germany moves to shut down its reliable nuclear and coal power plants, the gap between supply and demand will grow dangerously wide.

Physical reality “totally neglected” by policymakers

With this supply of wind and photovoltaic energy, it’s between 0 and 2 or 3 percent — that is de facto zero. “ These are things, I must say, that have been physically established and known for centuries, and we’ve simply totally neglected this during the green energies discussion.”.

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Source: Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge (21stCenturyWire.com,)

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