Saturday, January 21, 2012

Die Lüge des Landes*

IN The Silly today, the aplty named Martin Green, of ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of NSW, relates just how wonderful things are in Germany these days, what with solar panels cranking out electricity right and left, prices falling and the prophets of sustainability being daily proven correct.

But in Germany, as opposed to the magic kingdom of the Silly's opinion page, where facts can be anything the writer wishes them to be, reality has a habit of getting in the way.

Der Spiegel explains.

* The lie of the land


  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Cynically, one could say the the Germans have some history in outsourcing their 'problems' for 'processing' elsewhere. Such hysterical greenie thinking, where the 'solution' is far less safe older nuclear power plants well beyond German borders, is pretty much what greenies do though: hypocricy, stupidity and immorality combined.

    1. PhillipGeorge(c)2012January 22, 2012 at 2:34 AM

      I want to comment on your all natural breasts Lizzie. You may have missed the interview of Dr Christine Horner by Dr Mercola.
      I was surprised, but not perplexed, by the information that breast implants may lower the incidence of breast cancer. It seems that there may be some locally/ cell mediated prophylactic boost to the immune system that the foreign object confers.
      the link:

      Despite the fact that she is a vegetarian speaking to a rationalist the interview is worth the time and effort. I would encourage you to wade through it for the nuggets of gold.
      Professor: The teleological non-sequitur: There can be no solution to a problem that does not exist.
      Rising CO2 levels means shrinking deserts like sunshine means vitamin D to the humble seeker of wisdom and truth. And Lizzie, may your significant other watch over your endowment.

      All for Jesus, 2012

  2. Since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, the German government has no longer deemed its nuclear plants sufficiently safe.

    Can anyone recall when the last tsunami hit Germany?

  3. Not only did the country's almost 1 million, mainly rooftop (photovoltaic) solar panels pump 13.2 gigawatts into the grid -

    That's over 13.2 kW per rooftop. When those Germans do solar, they don't muck around.

    Or, Marty's figures are wrong.

  4. There was no "nuclear disaster" in Fukushima.

  5. Meanwhile Barclays closes its US carbon trading desk but don't mention The War!


  6. That article is a little out of date. A better (January 2012) article puts this rot from an Australian vested interest into perspective:-,1518,809439,00.html

    "Solar Subsidy Sinkhole

    Re-Evaluating Germany's Blind Faith in the Sun"

    M Ryutin Sydney

  7. And those graduazzi reshiftables just keep on giving and giving-