Via P Gosselin
Wind power installations and firewood became scarce as Germany shut down coal and nuclear power, seeing gas reserves dwindle.
As natural gas and oil to heat skylights, many Germans are now turning to wood burning as a way to stay warm during the coming winter. But now firewood is also scarce and the price increases rapidly. The German online Merkur report of “explosive demand”.
According to firewood dealer Konrad Kötterl. “Some people are panicking about not being able to get the wood anymore.” As a result, they are hoarding. Usually, he has three to four orders a day in the summer. “Currently, it’s 20 to 30 years old.”
Personally, I called a local firewood dealer earlier in the week. They told me they had no one left and they could put me on a waiting list.
Wind Turbine Calamity
Meanwhile, Die kalte Sonne here report on how wind energy installations are happening at a very rapid rate, and as such will never be able to rescue Germany from the growing collapse of energy:
“German government Wind energy expansion has only made snail-like progress. German Tageschau but forgot to clarify that 57,000 megawatts is rated as nominal capacity. While this is theoretically achievable, in practice it is almost never possible.
In the first half of 2022, 238 new wind turbines were installed with a total capacity of 977 megawatts. This means that the rate of wind energy expansion is similar to that of the same period last year – with even a slight decrease, as explained by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the VDMA plant and machine building association.
Since the old turbines have also been decommissioned, the so-called net addition in the first half of the year was 878 megawatts, slightly more than the previous year’s comparison. According to the report, at the end of the first half of the year, there were 28,000 wind turbines in Germany with a total capacity of less than 57,000 megawatts. ‘
What’s surprising in the report are the employee numbers in the industry. There are now 100,000, but there used to be 40,000 – 50,000 more. This number is not really much when compared to the total number of more than 40 million jobs that must contribute to social security. Renewable energy is often likened to a work miracle, but the potential is limited and modest, especially compared to other industries.”
The energy situation in Germany has deteriorated to the point that Swiss journalist Roland Tichy asks: “Are we on a path back to the Stone Age?”
Well, at least the people of the Sone Age had enough firewood.