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Important Step Taken Towards Energy Hub North Sea

TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) today signed a trilateral agreement for the development of a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea. This so-called ‘North Sea Wind Power Hub’ has the potential to supply 70 to 100 million Europeans with renewable energy by 2050.

This important step towards a broad consortium was taken in the presence of the European Commissioner for an Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič. Mel Kroon, CEO of TenneT, and Torben Glar Nielsen, CTO of Energinet, signed an agreement aimed at investigating the feasibility of one or more ‘Power Link Islands’.

dogger island map north sea

[] – Three TSOs sign agreement on North Sea Wind Power Hub
[] – Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub
[] – TSOs Sign North Sea Wind Power Hub Deal

TenneT and Energinet, as well as any other parties that want to join, will spend a few years on investigating the details and potential of one or more Power Link Islands. If the TSOs decide to go ahead with the project, a Power Link Island could be developed by approximately 2035

Estimated size: 6.5 km2
Estimated cost: 1.25 billion euro

[] – Denmark looking into building North Sea wind energy island

[] – Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands Want to Build an Island Hub to Support 100GW of Offshore Wind

The island might feature power-to-gas as a storage technique to utilize high volumes of wind generation, said Rasmussen. The North Sea is home to a sophisticated network of gas pipelines, which could help bring wind-generated gas to countries around Europe.

“A part of this work will be to include power-to-gas technology and other storage technologies,” he said. “What, when [and] how much is what we will look into further. It is too early to go into details.”

Tennet Installs ‘Sockets’ at Sea

[source] Dutch grid provider Tennet wants to install 5 of these able to convert 3.5 GW wind AC into DC in order to connect planned offshore wind parks to the Dutch grid.

[source] Dolwin “socket” already installed at German part of the Northsea by Tennet.

[] – Dutch Grid Operator to Invest €25 Billion in North Sea Wind Energy
[] – Tennet gaat het ‘stopcontact op zee’ beheren

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German Voice Against Energy Wende

Youtube text:

Published 3 nov. 2014

Universitätsöffentlicher Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn, Präsident des ifo Instituts, 16. Dezember 2013

[] – Energiewende ins Nichts

Wir haben ein Klimaproblem: 85 Prozent des Endenergiebedarfs der OECD-Länder und auch der Bundesrepublik Deutschland werden aus fossilen Brennstoffen gewonnen. Davon müssen wir weg. Bislang schien die Atomkraft den Weg in eine klimaneutrale Energieversorgung zu ermöglichen. Mit der Energiewende und ihrem Ausstieg aus der Atomkraft und den fossilen Energien steht man nun mit ziemlich leeren Händen da. Die Vorstellung, die Energieversorgung Deutschlands mit Wind- und Sonnenstrom aus heimischen Quellen zu sichern, ist eine Illusion. Die unsichere Versorgungssituation ist Gift für die Investitionsplanung der deutschen Industriefirmen. Die deutsche Politik sollte umsteuern und ihren nationalen Alleingang aufgeben. Professor Hans-Werner Sinn erläutert in einem universitätsöffentlichen Vortrag in der Großen Aula der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität die Konsequenzen der aktuellen Energiepolitik.

[] – Hans-Werner_Sinn

Blueprint for 100% Renewable Energy Base in Germany

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The renowned German Fraunhofer research institute presented in 2012 a blueprint of how a 100% renewable energy base could be realized in Germany. From the summary (p31):

It is possible for Germany to have a 100% renewable energy base (electricity and space heating) with a cost comparable with today and equal electricity consumption. Assumed though is a reduction of 50% of energy required for space heating through insulation measures. Wind power opportunities need to be completely exhausted. Long term energy buffering can be done with methane gas produced from renewable electricity. Warm water production from solar collectors and industrial waste heat, combined with seasonal storage. Installed PV: 200 GW (1250 million m2), solar-thermal: 130 GW (190 million m2). 75% can be installed on existing building roof tops. Additional required surface area: 400 km2 (20 x 20 km) or 0.011% of Germany.

[] – 100 % Erneuerbare Energien fuer Strom und Waerme in Deutschland (German)

New Renewable Power Storage Method


Tests have been completed in the German Bodensee with a 20 ton, 3 meter concrete hollow sphere, sunk to the bottom of the lake. When water flows into the sphere, electricity can be generated. Alternatively, wind power can be used to empty the sphere again and as such (virtually) load the battery again. Future dimensions are thought to be 20 meter or lager (4,200 m3 volume). Assuming 100 meter of water above the sphere, that’s an amount of storage energy 1167 kWh or 86 Tesla Powerwall 2.

[] – Riesige Betonkugel speichert Energie


Hamburg Considers Large Scale Storage of Heat


The key challenge with setting up a 100% renewable energy base is providing storage facilities. This applies to intermittent supply of electricity via wind and PV-solar, that needs to be matched with equally intermittent demand. The same consideration applies to space heating, the demand of which currently is mostly covered via fossil fuel. If you want to phase out fossil fuel for space heating, you will need to get serious about seasonal storage of heat: trapping solar heat in the summer, use it to heat large bodies of soil and withdraw these Joules in the Winter.

The city of Hamburg is considering a large scale heat storage that should cover 25% of Hamburgs needs. For the moment the buffer would be charged with industrial waste heat from fossil sources. But once realized the storage bugger could be fed with thermal solar as well.

Estimated cost: 4 cent/kwh, half of the price customers currently pay for district heating.

[] – Hamburg considers innovative heat storage scheme

New Perovskite Solar Cell


An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a different mechanism from that found in conventional solar cells. The mechanism behind the new solid-state solar cell made of the mineral perovskite relies on so-called polaron excitations, which combine the excitation of electrons and vibrations of the crystal lattice.

[] – Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell
[] – Evolution of Hot Polaron States with a Nanosecond Lifetime in a Manganite Perovskite
[] – Holy Hot Polarons, Batman! New Perovskite Solar Cell Shows Promise

Forget everything you know about solar cells and check this out. A research team based at the University of Göttingen in Germany has come up with something they call an “entirely new” way to harvest energy from sunlight. In effect, the new solar cell puts the brakes on excited electrons, extending their lifetime. The result is a more efficient solar cell, with less energy lost in the form of heat and more energy converted to electricity.

[] – Polarons

A polaron is a quasiparticle used in condensed matter physics to understand the interactions between electrons and atoms in a solid material. The polaron concept was first proposed by Lev Landau in 1933 to describe an electron moving in a dielectric crystal where the atoms move from their equilibrium positions to effectively screen the charge of an electron, known as a phonon cloud. This lowers the electron mobility and increases the electron’s effective mass.

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Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution

Youtube text: Published 11 March 2015
Germany Trade & Invest presents its short film about Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution, the so called Energiewende (energy transition).
Voices from science, industry, and politics outline the achievements made so far, next steps, and the opportunities the energy transition offers.

Hausbay-Bickenbach Germany Wind Turbine Height Record

Nordex hat die mit 230 Metern Gesamthöhe weltweit größte Windturbine errichtet. Außerdem hat der Hersteller 16 alte Windkraftanlagen des Typs N60 gegen neun Turbinen des Typs N117 mit je drei Megawatt ausgetauscht.

Tallest wind turbine installed to date world-wide (230 m between ground and vertical rotor blade tip).

[] – Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine
[] – Weltweit höchste Windturbine

Germany – Four Wind Turbines Down in Four Weeks

In Germany there are 26,500 wind installations (42 GW onshore and 4 GW offshore), with merely 7 accidents per year. Mostly rotor blades broken off or fire after a thunderbolt. Over the last four weeks however no less than four towers fell over. Two towers were 16 and 18 years old. In Saxony a broken rotor blade initiated a chain reaction. The machines are designed to last 20 years.

[] – Experten suchen nach Ursachen für Windrad-Crashs
[] – Windrad knickt um

*** UPDATE *** March 10 2017 – probable cause: failing electronic pitch control. These were all older installations from 1999-2002. The rotor blades were turned out of the wind too late. In another case the sensor was defect. An estimated 1800 turbines of these types are still operational in Germany. Producer: DeWind (D4) and Tacke 1,5 (GE 1,5).

[] – Das Geheimnis der umgeknickten Windräder

Hard Row Italy-Germany Over Sanctions & Pipelines

Hard and emotional row

Dr. Merkel is the #1 driving force behind keeping the anti-Russian sanctions in place, the good US lapdog that she is. Yet at the same time, Germany and Russia merrily work on planning the expansion of the North-Stream pipeline, where at the same time Brussels ordered Bulgaria to stop implementing South-Stream. Italian PM Renzi, one of the EU politicians with the relatively most positive attitude towards Putin-Russia, got irritated by this and a row escalated during the last summit in Brussels. According to Tusk, the discussion had been “hard” and “emotional”.

After all, the South-Stream pipeline was torpedoed as part of the sanctions policies and now Germany does go ahead with North-Stream, making Germany the main distributor of Russian gas in Europe. No wonder the other Europeans are mad about this German hypocrisy.

For the record: we want maximum European dependency on Russian gas & oil and as such want to see both South-Stream and North-Stream expansion implemented without delay or “third energy package” baloney (and all sanctions lifted).

[] – Pipeline-Projekt Nordstream 2: Heftiger Streit zwischen Merkel und Renzi auf EU-Gipfel

[] – Matteo Renzi picks fight with Angela Merkel

You cannot say that you are giving your blood to Europe,’ the Italian premier told the German chancellor at the EU summit. “It was very impressive how tough he was” in confronting Merkel on several key EU issues, said a minister who was in the room. The clash with Merkel highlights Renzi’s increasingly confrontational posture towards EU officials… Renzi is under political pressure at home, facing local elections next year in which he is expected to lose ground to populist, Euroskeptic parties. During the course of the two-day meeting in Brussels, Renzi went on the attack against Berlin several times, according to sources. And with Italians increasingly disillusioned with German-led Europe, his more aggressive strategy could be popular with voters… Renzi also accused Merkel of a political double-standard over the involvement of German companies in the construction of a gas pipeline with Russia, Nord Stream, at a time when the EU is about to approve the extension of sanctions against Moscow, according to a diplomat. Renzi said he was opposed to automatically renewing the sanctions without opening a discussion on the pipeline project.

Wendelstein Fusion Initial Success


The German engineers of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald succeeded in producing the first plasma, no surprises here.

The first plasma in the machine had a duration of one tenth of a second and achieved a temperature of around one million degrees. “We’re very satisfied”, concludes Dr. Hans-Stephan Bosch, whose division is responsible for the operation of the Wendelstein 7-X, at the end of the first day of experimentation. “Everything went according to plan.” The next task will be to extend the duration of the plasma discharges and to investigate the best method of producing and heating helium plasmas using microwaves. After a break for New Year, confinement studies will continue in January, which will prepare the way for producing the first plasma from hydrogen.

[] – Germany fires up bizarre new fusion reactor
[] – The first plasma: the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is now in operation


Here Comes The Sun – Wendelstein Operational Today


Leave it to the Germans to get a high-tech engineering project done. The global scientific community has the Iter-fusion project in France, that perhaps will begin testing in a decade or so. The Germans have their own little fusion project called Wendelstein 7-X stellerator and they will start testing today, so if the world blows up, you know why. The goal is to show that continuous fusion operation can work, not just seconds. Goal for today: to keep a 30 m3 plasma at 100 million degrees Kelvin for minutes, what no one has done before.

Good luck.

[] – Wendelstein 7-X
[] – Kernfusionsanlage Wendelstein 7-X: Diese künstliche Sonne soll alle Energieprobleme lösen

Eastern Europe Wants to Sabotage New Baltic Pipelines


The North Stream pipeline Vyborg-Greifswald, directly connecting Russia with Germany, is apparently a success, now that the operators (Gazprom, E.ON, Shell, BASF, OMV and ENGIE) of that pipeline want to build a new one next to the existing pipeline. Planned completion date 2019. Reason: switching to gas to reduce CO2 emission. Additionally, the Russian openly admit that they want to circumvent notorious unreliable behavior of Ukraine.

Countries like Ukraine, the Baltic states and Poland are not amused and have announced that they will resist the new pipeline. It is easy to understand why, because the new pipeline will make superfluous existing pipelines running though countries with an anti-Russian attitude, most of all Ukraine and Poland and thus deprive these countries from a lucrative source of income. For Ukraine 2 billion $ are at stake. The Baltic states are not directly involved (no pipelines over their territory), but they are afraid that the pro-US block {Ukraine-Poland-Baltic States} could be sidelined by a Russian-German understanding (editor: go for it, Russia/Germany!).

Too bad for the Eastern Europeans, but the economic interests for Germany, France, Holland and Austria are simply too great. The outcome of the struggle between these countries on the one hand and USA and Eastern Europe on the other will determine the energy-future of Europe.

[] – Nord Stream II gerät unter Beschuss

German Energy Giant E-ON Suffers Massive Losses


Energy giant E-ON has suffered a loss of 5 billion euro over the first nine months of 2015. Main reason: depreciation of their gas and coal power stations.

Editor: der Spiegel doesn’t say so, but it is obvious that now that Germany is able to generate 33% of its electricity from renewable sources, installed over the past decade or two, fossil fuel based electricity production is simply cornered by wind and solar. This is good news.

[] – E.on soll milliardenschwere Verluste eingefahren haben

Der Spiegel Proposes to Let VW Go Bust


Der Spiegel represents US and not German interests and as such is the enemy within, a Trojan Horse. In a latest move to undermine the economic strength of Germany, the neo-bolsheviks from Hamburg propose that the German government should let the flagship of the German economy Volkswagen go bust and found a new state-run company that should concentrate on e-mobility.

It is likely that parasitic US laywers, governments and what not, will exploit the occasion to do as much damage as possible to their German competitor and will treat the hapless company as an undefended German town in 1944 by night. Predictably the readers comments section begs to disagree.

But the future of VW doesn’t look very good indeed.

[] – Keine Rettung: Lasst VW pleitegehen – und helft den Arbeitnehmern

Germany Electricity 2015 – 33% Renewable

lower-saxony-wind[source] Lower-Saxony, Germany

Some good news from Germany for a change: in 2015 the country will generate 33% of its electricity from renewable sources. This is up from 27% last year, a massive increase. At this growth rate, Germany could generate electricity 100% renewable by 2027.

Total amount of renewable generated electricity: 193 billion kwh or 55 billion euro against end consumer prices (28.8 cent/kwh).

On Saturday July 25, 2015, 78% of Germany’s electricity needs were covered by renewable sources, a new record.

[] – Germany Will Reach 33% Renewable Electricity This Year

The Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator

In Greifswald, Mecklenburg/Germany, scientists are exploring a new approach to fusion energy, away from the Tokamaks. The new €1 billion Wendelstein machine with a diameter of 16 m and was under construction for 19 years, is now ready to be switched on. The scientific community is holding its breath.

[] – Twisted Logic
[] – Wendelstein 7-X

Science Magazine

The Winter War Finland-USSR 1939-1940

We haven’t watched the documentary (yet) and perhaps never will because it was produced by KPBS, San Diego, a subsidiary of Time Warner, which means we get the interpretation the US empire wants to plant in our heads.

We post it nevertheless because the Winter War is one of the mysteries of World War Two. Tiny Finland fought bravely against the USSR colossus… and didn’t loose. The Soviets abandoned the attack suddenly on 13 March 1940, which they had started on 30 November 1939 and agreed with Finland on peace terms quickly.

Why did this happen? Was the USSR really that weak? Sure, the Finns fought bravely, but come on: 170 million Soviets, armed to the teeth, against 3.7 millions Finns… you gotta be kidding us!

And the year later, the Finns attacked the Soviets together with the Germans. Why did they join the Germans?

Official history writing, as provided by the US-Soviet Alllies doesn’t come up with a satisfactory explanation. They have to hide something. First of all, the Soviets needed to be portrayed in Nuremberg as ‘peace-loving’, out of the blue attacked by ‘evil Germany’. This explanation was necessary to keep the European loot as a US-Soviet war booty, justified in the eyes of the world.

The real explanation comes from Finland itself and the legacy of Marshall Mannerheim:

[] – Finland in the Eye of the Storm

The winter war of Finland did not stop because of Stalin’s fear of a possible threat of western allies attacking to defend Finland. It ended when Hitler sent Stalin an edict that Stalin shall cease the acts of war against Finland, or Germany will bombard Soviet troops and fight for Finland unbidden. The Marshal received from Hitler information about this edict and copies of the plan of the western allies and Stalin concerning Finland.

Do you get that? Finland according to this source was saved by none other than Hitler. And the USSR caved in to German threats because it wanted to avoid a too early confrontation with Germany, because Stalin was early 1940 waiting for the confrontation between Germany and Britain/France to happen first, so the USSR could attack Germany in the back once the West-Europeans had exhausted each other.

Who were in on this scam? Answer: Roosevelt, Stalin and sidekick & intermediary Churchill.

Churchill-Stalin-PaktEarly 1939, months before Germany intervened in Poland to prevent a Polish ethnic cleansing operation against the Germans forced to live in Versailles Poland, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt had decided upon a four front war in Europe based on a huge deception. The USSR would invade Finland, which happened (Winter War). The French and British would land in Norway under the pretext of coming to the aid of the Finns, which was a total lie. The real aim was to occupy Scandinavia and encircle Germany and attack it on four fronts (north, west, east and south), see map.

The Americans were also involved:


[deepresource] – William Bullitt, the Architect of World War 2

It is obvious who had decided on the destruction of Germany and Europe: the Americans and the Soviets. They had the means…

Global GDP distribution 1941 in %:

USA 29
British Empire 11
France 5
Germany 11
Japan 6
Italy 5

…and the motive: dethrone Europe, that had dominated the planet for five centuries. All the Americans and Soviets needed to do was to instigate war in Europe and exploit the situation where Germany tried to escape from the straitjacket, imposed on them by Britain and France in Versailles, after a war that was fully instigated by Britain in 1914, after 23 years of preparation.

And once you know that it becomes clear why the Finns joined the Germans in their pre-emptive attack against the USSR, that by June 1941 was in a state of full mobilization to prepare for the final assault against Europe in order to Bolshevize it: the Germans were the only ones the Finns could rely upon to survive: they joined the Germans out of solidarity for their act of saving Finland one year earlier, that ended the Winter War.

When the Anglos, the descendants of the under classes of Europe and the Soviets, not exactly mother’s finest either (like the Soviets, the Americans were mass rapists), had their ghastly job finished, Iwan, Bill, Stanislaw, Francois, John and most of all Schmully dragged a bleeding Gertrud in front of the victors court in Nuremberg and told the judge that Gertrud had tried to rape them all and that’s the story we were led to believe until today. And than there is that six million story, which you better believe to avoid becoming a pariah of society.

But it is now all coming into the open and the time for some sweet revenge has arrived, as well as for some major regime change, both in Europe and in America.

Let’s kill the West and leftist modernity before it kills us.

[] – Winter War



On October 3, 1941, the German leader spoke to his people to explain why the Wehrmacht had invaded the USSR on June 22 with 153 divisions, together with the armies of Finland (14 div), Romania (13), Hungary, Slovakia (2) and Italy (3).


Quotes from the speech:

I did not want this struggle… I took a decision only when I saw that Russia had reached the hour to advance against us at a moment when we had only a bare three divisions in East Prussia, when twenty-two Soviet divisions were assembled there. We gradually received proof that on our frontiers one airdrome after another was set up, and one division after another from the gigantic Soviet Army was being assembled there… But in August and September of last year one thing was becoming clear. A decision in the West with England which would have contained the whole German Luftwaffe was no longer possible, for in my rear there stood a State which was getting ready to proceed against me at such a moment, but it is only now that we realize how far the preparation had advanced… The position in May had so far advanced that I could no longer dismiss the thought of a life and death conflict… But the possibility of surprise, which remained for me as a last weapon… When I see the enemy levering his rifle at me I am not going to wait till he presses the trigger. I would rather be the first to press the trigger.

Hitler justifies the German attack as a preemptive strike against an adversary that was preparing for an assault against Germany and the rest of Europe. The victorious US and USSR could cover this up during their victors trial.

The statements made by Hitler match completely with the findings of the US chairman of the Nuremberg tribunal Justice Jackson, who had to admit to his partners in crime (the false accusation made against the Germans of having started the World War) that after thoroughly searching German archives, all he could find was:


MR. JUSTICE JACKSON. I really think that this trial, if it should get into an argument over the political and economic causes of this war, could do infinite harm, both in Europe, which I don’t know well, and in America, which I know fairly well. If we should have a prolonged controversy over whether Germany invaded Norway a few jumps ahead of a British invasion of Norway, or whether France in declaring war was the real aggressor, this trial can do infinite harm for those countries with the people of the United States. And the same is true of our Russian relationships. The Germans will certainly accuse all three of our European allies of adopting policies which forced them to war. The reason I Say that is that captured documents which we have always made that claim-that Germany would be forced into war. They admit they were planning war, but the captured documents of the Foreign Office that I have examined all come down to the claim, “We have no way out; we must fight; we are encircled; we are being strangled to death.”

Some Allied fool (or perhaps an Anglo traitor, sympathetic the plight of the Germans) put this piece of damning text in the minutes of the tribunal, completely undermining the credibility of the Nuremberg Stalinist show trial.

Below you will find a number of inner-German secret diplomatic dispatches, dating from early 1941, that all mediate the same message: the German leadership detects that the USSR is secretly busy mobilizing its giant army and deploying it near the western frontier. This can only mean one thing: the USSR is preparing for the final attack against Germany and the rest of Europe. Germany has only one option left: start a surprise attack itself.

This was the stuff that Jackson found in the archives of the defeated conquered German nation. Jackson knew he was lying when he sentenced the German nation on behalf of his masters in Washington.

WW2 was nothing but a premeditated war on Europe by the globalist powers USA and USSR in order to destroy, partition and colonize Europe. We continental Europeans should never forget that and not be too sentimental about what will be the next great geopolitical event after the destruction of Europe in 1945 and the collapse of the USSR in 1991: the dismemberment of Anglosphere.

“I am a pathetic liar and I know it”


This is what Jackson found in the archives (German):

Berichte des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht an die Reichsregierung
über den sowjetrussischen Aufmarsch gegen Deutschland.

Oberkommando der Wehrmacht F. H. Qu.., den L3. 1. 1941

WFST/Abt. L (1 Op)

Nr. 00 110 a/41 g. Kdos.

Geheime Kommandosache
Betr.: Sowjetrussische Grenzverletztingen.

An das Auswartige Amt

z. Hd. Herrn Botschafter Ritter

Nachdem bereits im Herbst des vergangenen Jahres vereinzelt Flug-
zeuge der UdSSR. die Demarkationslinie nach Westen in groBer Hohe
überflogen, teilt das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht mit, dafi neuer-
dings am 10. 1. 1941 bei Wojciechowice eine fremde Maschine bis tief
liber deutsches Gebiet einflog. Flughohe ca. 1200 m. Gestalt und Ab-
zeichen liefien einwandfrei erkennen, daB es sich am ein Flugzeug der
UdSSR. handelte. Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht wird von
GegenmaBnahmen zunachst absehen, hat aber Anweisung erteilt,
etwaige weitere Grenzverletzurigen fortlaufend zu melden.

Das Auswartige Amt wird von hier entsprechend unterrichtet.

Der Chef des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht
Im Auftrag: gez. W a r l i m o n t.

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