As the US follows Germany’s green deal, YOU should anticipate uncontrollable electricity prices


Germany was the first country to go “green.” Today, Germany now has some of the world’s highest electricity prices, and the number of Germany’s corporate insolvencies in March 2024 reached the highest level on record as the Great Green Electricity economic debacle continues.

The push to “green” electricity from wind and solar and away from conventional sources began in earnest under the government led by Germany’s Angela Merkel and her CDU center-right party. The latest Socialist-Green coalition government, led by Olaf Scholz and Robert Habeck, has since pushed further draconian policies that have only exacerbated Germany’s economic and electricity woes.

In addition, high electricity prices in Germany and inflation are sapping consumers’ purchasing power, further aggravating the economic situation. Currently, Germany is resorting to restarting several mothballed coal plants to keep the lights on as their wind industry continued its long record of failure to live up to promised performance and cost levels.

Shockingly, most of America and the Western Countries are following the German green movement and are forging ahead with shuttering their generators of reliable, continuous, and uninterruptible electricity generation that may be dispatched at short order as required by the network load and adding more weather-dependent variable renewable electricity with almost no regard to electricity reliability or affordability to support hospitals, airports, offices, manufacturing, military sites, data centers, the general consumer public, and telemetry, that all need continuous uninterruptable supplies of electricity.

Of the six electrical generation methods, occasional generated electricity from wind and solar cannot compete with reliable, continuous, and uninterruptable electricity from hydro, nuclear, coal, or natural gas.

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Ronald Stein is an engineer, senior policy advisor on energy literacy for the Heartland Institute and CFACT, and co-author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book "Clean Energy Exploitations."

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