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Opinion: No, nuclear power isn’t the ‘big bazooka’ climate fix you might think via CNN

Editor’s Note: Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based writer focusing on renewable energy in Europe. He is the author of five books on European issues, most recently “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin.” … Continue reading

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What now for Germany’s remaining nuclear waste? via DW

Jens Thurau Nuclear energy in Germany has been history since mid-April. At one time, up to 20 nuclear power plants fed electricity into the German grid. But all that is over now. The last three nuclear power plants ended their operations on April … Continue reading

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Germany turns its back on nuclear for good despite Europe’s energy crisis via Green News

[…] The country is pulling the plug on its last three reactors on Saturday (15 April), betting it will succeed in its green transition without nuclear power. On the banks of the Neckar River, not far from Stuttgart in south … Continue reading

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Offshore wind farm balancing German power grid seen as energy transition “milestone” via Clean Energy Wire

NEWS20 May 2022, 13:46 Benjamin Wehrmann GridWind Clean Energy Wire For the first time, offshore wind energy in Germany is being used to stabilise the country’s electricity system in case of grid fluctuations. The offshore wind farm Riffgrund 1, operated by Danish energy company Orsted, … Continue reading

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Extending nuclear plants’ runtime not advisable, German govt concludes via Clean Energy Wire

Germany’s government has concluded that prolonging the runtime of its remaining nuclear power plants is not advisable even in the current energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion on Ukraine. “Following a cost-benefit analysis, a longer runtime for the three … Continue reading

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Germany tells France: ‘nuclear is not green’ via euobserver

By WESTER VAN GAAL “Germany will oppose French efforts to label nuclear electricity as green energy,” Germany’s new foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said in Paris on Thursday. It was her first full day of work and first official visit to a … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE German parties agree on 2030 coal phase-out in coalition talks -sources via Reuters

By Marcus Wacket BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats, who are negotiating to form a new government, have agreed to commit to a coal phase-out by 2030 in a coalition deal, sources involved … Continue reading

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German politicians affirm rejection of nuclear power in EU sustainable finance taxonomy via Clean Energy Wire

[…] “We don’t want nuclear energy, we don’t think it’s sustainable and we don’t want the EU to support it,“ the acting minister from the Social Democrats (SPD) told newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe in an article carried by the Frankfurter Allgemeine … Continue reading

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Nuclear power is not sustainable energy – German environment ministry via Reuters

BERLIN, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Germany’s [sic] continues to push for the European Union not to classify nuclear power as a sustainable energy source, the country’s environment ministry spokesperson told a press conference on Wednesday. “In the event an accident, … Continue reading

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Germany to shut controversial Gorleben nuclear waste facility via DW

After serving for decades as a storage location for German radioactive nuclear waste, the government said it would close the Gorleben mine. Locals and environmental groups have protested against the facility for years. The Gorleben mine in the German state of … Continue reading

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