How To Save The World: Germany’s Wind Power Economy

How To Save The World: Germany's Wind Power Economy

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19 Comments on “How To Save The World: Germany’s Wind Power Economy”

  1. Germany has spent $200 billion over the past two decades to promote cleaner sources of electricity. That enormous investment is now having an unexpected impact — consumers are now actually paid to use power on occasion, as was the case over the weekend.

    Power prices plunged below zero for much of Sunday and the early hours of Christmas Day on the EPEX Spot, a large European power trading exchange, the result of low demand, unseasonably warm weather and strong breezes that provided an abundance of wind power on the grid.

    Such “negative prices” are not the norm in Germany, but they are far from rare, thanks to the country’s effort to encourage investment in greener forms of power generation. Prices for electricity in Germany have dipped below zero — meaning customers are being paid to consume power — more than 100 times this year alone, according to EPEX Spot.

    On Sunday, factory owners and other major consumers were at times paid more than 50 euros, about $60, per megawatt-hour, a wholesale measure, to take power.

  2. Anybody who believes that inefficient expensive unreliable anything but green wind farms are gonna save the world must be out of his freaken mind !! Saving the world from what ????

  3. And the best thing is it's becoming cheaper and cheaper. Renewable energy is already cheaper than electric energy from coal.

  4. wing energy is green no doubt about it but materials used for producing green energy are not really green. installing these heavy structures really kill surrounding nature. Today in the name of green , businesses are growing to make money than saving nature. ultimately all running towards zero without knowing the real impacts.

  5. Germany is in big trouble ,wind electricity is so expensive that lots of Germans can't pay their bill anymore,last winter there were weeks without any wind and sun that brought their grid near total collapse.Same for Australia!

  6. The Thing Is Doesn't Germany Have a Motherload of Solarpanels? The Wind Turbines Help Germany But So as The Solar Panels

  7. According to Parker’s article, published March 8, “Infrasound (inaudible) and low-frequency (audible) noise (slowly vibrating sound waves collectively referred to as ILFN) produced by Industrial-scale Wind Turbines (IWTs) directly and predictably cause adverse human health effects. The sonic radiation tends to be amplified within structures, and sensitivity to the impact of the resonance increases with continuing exposure.”
    “The primary pathway of turbine assault on human health is no mystery,” wrote Parker. “The Israeli army has used low-frequency sound pulses as high-tech crowd control for years. People are made nauseous and confused, with blurred vision, vertigo, headaches, tachycardia, heightened blood pressure, pain and ringing in the ears, difficulties with memory and concentration, anxiety, depression, irritability, and panic attacks.”- Psychologist Helen Schwiesow Parker, Ph.D

  8. You don't get to see the extream amounts of pollution caused by the manufacture of these things, nothing short of idiocracy.

  9. and all people cry and cry in germany about the wind energy "its loud its ugly" … people in germany do it all the time

  10. 4:20
    So it costs DOUBLE to produce, and the only way it can survive is if the government hurts the competition, and raise taxes on families… This is "progress" ? Or "forward thinking" ?
    Why not tell the manufacturers to find more efficient technology? What a crock!
    This whole "report" stinks of bias not just towards green energy, but towards a much larger & more intrusive Government.

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