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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The Murdoch media is at it again, peddling stories that claim that wind and solar do not work, but which are riddled with outright errors and myth-making. What we will hear next? That the world is flat, that gravity is just a state of mind?

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Germany slows down energy transition and pushes back citizen energy

Germany slows down energy transition and pushes back citizen energy

Last Wednesday, the German cabinet finalised details of its updated energy plan. An astonishingly wide range of commenters agree on one thing: it’s bad”

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World’s tallest wind turbine going up now in Germany

World’s tallest wind turbine going up now in Germany

The Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall; the Empire State building, 380 m. Pretty soon, wind turbines might be competing with those heights, to judge from recent developments.

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French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

German and European renewable electricity may have been one reason why France switched off so many nuclear plants one weekend in late May.

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Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

New analysis by Germany’s Photon Magazine says solar might be cheapest source of electricity already today – not in sunny regions, but in cloudy Germany.

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Did Germany just surpass 100% renewable electricity?

Did Germany just surpass 100% renewable electricity?

Just a week after approaching 90 percent renewable electricity or more, Germany may have reached 100% yesterday. But the data estimates are still moving.

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Germany nearly reached 100% renewable, time to retire base-load

Germany nearly reached 100% renewable, time to retire base-load

In Germany, the early retirement of baseload power plants precedes the need for power storage.

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Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Robust wind and solar resources and a slump in demand saw renewables supply as much 90% of Germany’s total electricity demand on the weekend.

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24/7 power? Nearly half Germany nuclear plant off-line due to faults, faked testing

24/7 power? Nearly half Germany nuclear plant off-line due to faults, faked testing

Three of Germany’s eight remaining nuclear reactors have been off-line for most of April. So much for 24/7 reliable power.

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How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

Germany announces big incentives for EVs, bringing down the cost of vehicles like the Renault Twizy. Who wouldn’t buy that? Me.