23 Sep '13, 2pm

German Industry Calls for Renewables Policy Reform

The German approach (which everyone in the world has been mindlessly emulating) has been flawed from the outset. The goal cannot be to reduce the burning of hydro-carbons. The goal must be to eliminate the burning of hydro-carbons and in particular to eliminate our dependence on electricity generation plants that burn coal and natural gas. Having intermittent sources that are not reliable (wind and solar PV) and therefore must be surplus to any real demand is not an answer. Wind with diurnal storage would be and that is where we need to focus our financial support. In northern areas like Germany solar PV is essentially useless because of the 5x variation between summer and winter. I have covered these topics in depth in postings "Germany at the Crossroads" http://www.theblackswanblog.com/blog1/?p=360 and "A Sustainable Energy Manifesto" http://www.theblackswanblog.com/blog...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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