Amongst wind and sun worshippers, Germany is held in a kind of reverent awe.
However, like everything held dear by the renewables cult, the ideal and the real are worlds apart.
For years we were told that if you kept spearing wind turbines into the countryside and spread them far and wide, we could do away with ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants, and every other conventional form of generation that had, on their reckoning, been made redundant by the wonders of wind and sun.
No country went harder or faster in its pursuit of wind and solar power than the Germans. The South Australians came close, but that’s an Australian state, home to a mere 1.6 million people, rather than a European nation, home to over 80 million.
Now – shock, horror – a detailed study has shown that the German’s attempt…
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