Renewables Rush Sends Germans Back to the Dark Ages: Blackouts Now Part of Daily Life

NewImageThere are blackouts in Australia and now in Germany due to insistence on wind and solar power. 

But what do you do when the wind doesn’t blow and the skies are overcast? You turn off the power to your customers. 


Renewable energy zealots keep ranting about the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar power. The only thing inevitable about it, is rocketing power prices and routine blackouts.

If you don’t believe us, ask a GermanSouth Australian or a Victorian.

All three have been hijacked by lunatics, obsessed with nature’s wonder fuels, the sun and wind; all three suffer retail power prices which are the highest in the world (or in Victoria’s case, rocketing in that direction); and all three have suffered, and will continue to suffer, mass blackouts and routine load shedding, simply because they’re attempting the impossible.

If the tech-savvy Germans can’t make wind and solar power work (despite trillions of euros in subsidies), it’s a pretty fair bet that this wholly weather-dependent nonsense isn’t going to work anywhere on Earth.

We’ll cross over to No Tricks Zone for the latest in the debacle playing out in Deutschland, and another story that you won’t see in the mainstream media.

Unstable Green Power Grids: German ARD Television Tells Citizens To Start Getting Used To Blackouts!
No Tricks Zone
Pierre Gosselin
26 January 2018

Flagship ARD public television here broadcast a report on the state of the German power grid, which until about some 15 years ago was by far among the world’s most stable. But those days are now gone, thanks to volatile green energies.

The ARD report basically tells German citizens and industry that they need to prepare quickly for blackouts because the country’s power grid is unstable, as never before.

Just last week the power went out due to a winter North Sea storm which swept across a large part of Germany: 300,000 people lost power.

Outages leading to millions in losses

And power outages have grown common even on calm weather days. Last year on November 16, the ARD reports, the entire city of Wiesbaden saw its power go out for 25 minutes, an event that city utility operator Frank Rolle cannot recall ever happening in 45 years of operation. “Suddenly 219,000 Wiesbaden residents had no more power.”

Many might be tempted to think: what’s so tough about getting on without power for 25 minutes. Perishables in the freezer or fridge after all won’t be harmed. What’s the big deal?

But as the ARD reports, such a power outage is in fact an extremely expensive affair for industry and business. For example, company manager Hajo Hagens of a plastic film producer said that power outage cost his company close to a half million euros and that it took an entire day to get the production up and and running again, and tuned the way it’s supposed to be.

Glass producer Schott also saw damages run into “millions of euros” reports the ARD.