Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Only Ten Years Left -- El Paso Spokesman -- May 7, 2019

Link here.

Big jump -- one of the biggest I've seen y-o-y. Link here. 409.50 last year.

If the faux environmentalists turn out to be correct, 20-20 hindsight will show that giving China and India a pass on CO2 reduction was the big mistake. The western economies are cutting CO2 emissions but China continues to build coal plants not only in their own country but around the world.

Only ten years left.

On another note, things are getting really, really bad in Germany. From Forbes.  [By the way, when clicking on the Forbes link, good luck reading the article almost completely hidden by ads. Best thing to do: click on the link; then go somewhere else for a few minutes. A lot of the annoying ads will disappear. And be sure to click "mute" for the site.]
But Germany didn’t just fall short of its climate targets. Its emissions have flat-lined since 2009.
Now comes a major article in the country’s largest newsweekly magazine, Der Spiegel, titled, “A Botched Job in Germany” ("Murks in Germany"). The magazine’s cover shows broken wind turbines and incomplete electrical transmission towers against a dark silhouette of Berlin.

“The Energiewende — the biggest political project since reunification — threatens to fail,” write Der Spiegel’s Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung, Stefan Schultz, Gerald Traufetter in their a 5,700-word investigative story (the article can be read in English here).

Over the past five years alone, the Energiewende has cost Germany €32 billion ($36 billion) annually, and opposition to renewables is growing in the German countryside.
How much transmission line was added in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available? 30 kilometers. Or 18 miles, about the distance from the south side of Williston to the 13-mile corner north of "boom city." LOL. 

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