www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c119+132?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZPoland and Czech Republic ban Germany's green energy.369002012-12-28T13:31:21Z2012-12-28T13:31:21ZGermany considers itself the environmental conscience of the world: with its nuclear phase-out and its green energy transition, the federal government wanted to give the world a model to follow. However, blinded by its own halo Germany overlooked that others have to pay for this green image boost and are suffering as a result.Doubts rising over German switch to renewables.355342012-07-17T13:58:39Z2012-07-17T13:58:39ZGermany's revolutionary switch to renewable energies is stalling and the country's new environment minister has now admitted as much by casting doubt on the ambitious goals set last year. Media commentators say that he and the rest of Chancellor Merkel's government must do more.Germany faces more delays linking offshore wind farms to grid .353292012-06-25T13:39:38Z2012-06-25T13:39:38ZA spokesman for RWE Innogy--the company's renewable energies unit--said that the company has been notified by grid operators TenneT TSO GmbH that there will be additional, unquantified, delays, and that its planned Nordsee Ost wind farm now faces delays of considerably over 12 months. Germany stalled on the expressway to a green future.350422012-05-23T01:48:13Z2012-05-23T01:48:13ZGermany's energy revolution has hardly begun, but it's already running out of steam. There is a lack of political decisiveness and companies are complaining of a dearth of incentives to invest billions in necessary infrastructure. Progress or no progress, taxpayers continue footing the bill.E.On warns of delayed grid connections .343722012-02-20T21:23:50Z2012-02-20T21:23:50ZGrid operators are not given sufficient financial incentives to connect wind farms to the grid. There is a lack of co-ordination among the authorities as to who is responsible for what. ..."I'm pessimistic for the time after 2015 if nothing changes. No one will go on investing if the grid link is as uncertain as it is now, neither E.on nor others."
Germany sees thousands of miles of new power lines on its road to renewable energy .326522011-08-02T16:15:44Z2011-08-02T16:15:44ZLong new lines would carry wind power across the nation to industrial and population centers along the Rhine River from existing wind power farms in the former East Germany and proposed offshore wind turbine clusters. Other direct-current (DC) connections may run under the North Sea.Pitfalls of green energy revolution; Public resistance grows to new 'Monster' power masts.306382011-01-05T16:28:02Z2011-01-05T16:28:02ZGermany's dream of converting to renewable power generation requires the construction of unsightly new overland power lines carried by masts 80 meters tall. Citizens' groups and local authorities are resisting the projects in a campaign that poses risks for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
How to ruin an electric grid - Germany shows us how.381972013-04-26T13:15:40Z2013-04-26T13:15:40ZRenewables already added a 47 percent surcharge to electric bills at the beginning of this year. Now we're going to see something worse. The big, power-consuming manufacturers have been exempted from these charges so they can stay competitive with the rest of the world, but everyone else is going to bear the brunt. Germanyâ€™s offshore wind: Wasted resources, environmental blight.302222010-12-01T11:26:23Z2010-12-01T11:26:23ZEurope's energy consumers must pay 20 cents per kWh generated, plus an additional 5 cents per kWh for transmission costs. They must pay this regardless of whether they need the electricity at the moment, and despite the fact that a kWh of wind electricity is worth less than 3 cents on the Leipzig Power Exchange, due to the intermittent and highly variable nature of wind.