Institute for Energy Research: Germany’s green energy experiment a failure

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The Washington D.C.-based energy policy “think tank” the Institute for Energy Research (which receives no funding from either government or industry) has reported that Germany’s experience with “green” energy has been an economic failure.

The Institute reports higher energy prices, energy poverty for Germany’s citizens, and “lavish subsidies” for renewable power generators.

North America (including Ontario) has looked to Germany as an example of green power generation; we can only hope they now heed these lessons.

See the news story and report, here.

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Robby Breadner
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is the IER and AEA the allies OWC seeks?

IER is hardly the benevolent energy watchdog you claim it is.

from SOURCEWATCH
“The Institute for Energy Research (IER), founded in 1989 from a predecessor non-profit organisation, advocates positions on environmental issues including deregulation of utilities, CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL, and claims that conventional energy sources are virtually limitless.”
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Institute_for_Energy_Research

the IER “source” partners with American Energy Alliance. “The American Energy Alliance (AEA) was founded in 2008 by Thomas Pyle, who previously lobbied on behalf of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and Koch Industries and who previously worked for Congressman Tom Delay”
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/American_Energy_Alliance

Wind Concerns Ontario
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It’s WCO, and thanks for this information.

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