Friday, July 08, 2011

Germany opts for dirty but reliable

How will Germany meet electricity demand after its decision to phase out nuclear power?
Germany will plug the gap by building coal and gas-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 20 gigawatts for cloudy days.
Fossil fuels, dirty but reliable.


Anonymous Chistery said...

The top of Germany is the equivalent latitude to half way between Tasmania and the Antarctic circle. That's probably around 6 hours of low level daylight through cloud in winter. Yet Germany has the biggest rooftop solar program in the world.

Now they're anti nuclear and going back to coal baseload.

This is a country with seriously conflicted Greens priorities. A bit like every other country with Greens in control I guess, but they're livin' the dream more than anyone.

How long can they fund their worthless green money pit and prop up the rest of the European basket case countries?

All I can say is 'best of luck, Germany'.

8:54 PM  

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