In Germany, Renewable Energy Surpasses Nuclear and Coal Energy For First Time

December 19, 2011 by  
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In 2011, Germany finally saw their renewable energy production top that of almost all other sources of energy, including nuclear, hard-coal and gas-fired power plants.  The only other energy generation source greater than the renewable energy mix was lignite-fired power. According to a report from German utility BDEW, renewable energy accounted for 20 percent of the country’s total energy output, up from 16.4 percent last year.  Lignite-fired output produced 24.6 percent of the electricity. Nuclear power is dropping off in the country since Chancellor Merkel closed the eight oldest reactors this past year after the Fukushima catastrophe.  Nuclear represented 17.4 percent of the country’s electricity load, down from 22.4 percent last year and the country plans to step away from the energy source completely by 2022. via Bloomberg Businessweek

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German Parliament Accepts 2022 Nuke Shutdown Proposal

June 30, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC 513 Yays, 79 Nays Here’s a quick update on the situation regarding nuclear power in Germany. About a month ago, Brian wrote about a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel to phase out nuclear power by 2022. We also covered the resulting (sad) corollary: Merkel Says Germany Needs 20GW of Fossil..

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KLM Completes First Biofuel-Powered Scheduled Flight, With Factory Farmed Fuel

June 30, 2011 by  
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photo: James Lin / Creative Commons Definite mixed environmental messages here: KLM has announced that it has completed the first biofuel-powered scheduled flight. Good, no, great. Decidedly less great, bad even: The fuel used on the flight, from the Netherlands to Paris, was made by Dynamic Fuel..

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Germany Will Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2022

June 1, 2011 by  
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The German government has decided to phase out all nuclear power in the country in the next 11 years.

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