Wind Power Costs send Germans back to the Stone AgePosted: June 15, 2015
If you’re going down to the German woods today, beware of a big surprise.
Although it won’t be cuddly Teddys with well-stocked picnic baskets and wonderful games to play – chances are it’ll be a power starved German armed with an axe, looking to filch a pile of timber to cook his bratwurst and warm his home.
In the last couple of posts we’ve looked at the social and economic disaster that is German renewables policy.
The Germans launched into massively subsidised wind and solar power with power prices rising 80 per cent in real terms in little over a decade. Unable to pay skyrocketing power bills, 800,000 German households have been disconnected from the grid – with that number growing by 300,000 each year. In addition, almost 7 million German households are suffering “fuel poverty” – forced to choose…
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