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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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Germany can fulfil entire energy demand with renewables in 10-15 years – report via Clean Energy Wire

Germany’s entire energy demand can be met through renewable energies alone within the next ten to fifteen years, according to a new report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). The prerequisite for this is that German expansion targets for both … Continue reading

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France reaches deal to send back nuclear waste to Germany via rfi

Paris and Berlin have reached an agreement in principle to allow the return of nuclear waste processed in France to Germany by 2024.  […] German energy firms sent the spent nuclear fuel to Cogema facility (now part of Orano) in Normandy for … Continue reading

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Radiation Leak at FedEx Facility After Damaged Package Discovered via Newsweek

BY ANDERS ANGLESEY Firefighters raced to a German FedEx facility after radioactive material leaked from a damaged package. Crews arrived at the FedEx depot after they were alerted that a radioactive package had been discovered at the site on Tuesday morning. … Continue reading

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