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Articles by Craig Morris

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Here comes the end of the Energiewende. Again

Here comes the end of the Energiewende. Again

Yet again, an expert – this time, a German – has announced that Germany’s energy transition cannot succeed.

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France can’t meet its own power demand

France can’t meet its own power demand

As expected, France was heavily dependent on power imports during the first cold spell of this winter, even with most of its nuclear reactors back online. And it is paying twice as much for peak power as Germany.

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Renewable energy production stagnates in Germany in 2016

Renewable energy production stagnates in Germany in 2016

There were only minor changes in the share of renewables in Germany last year. The most surprising being the change in natural gas..

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Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss reactor operator Alpiq reportedly could find no buyer for its two nuclear plants and is therefore hoping to give them to the Swiss state.

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Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

France faces sky-rocketing power prices and supply shortages with 21 of its 58 nuclear reactors offline due to safety concerns. Just as well it can rely on imports of renewable energy from Germany.

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Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Another setback for the “nuclear renaissance”: Switzerland voted on Friday to focus on renewables and efficiency, and to ban new nuclear plants.

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Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

The Governor of New York State says Americans will be reading by candlelight unless nuclear is subsidised. But how about a look at the data.

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What if all German households went renewable?

What if all German households went renewable?

If all German households went renewable, they still would not be able to buy all of the renewable electricity in the country. We mainly need to get the industry on board—and electric mobility going.

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Comparing “energy poverty” in Germany with other countries

Comparing “energy poverty” in Germany with other countries

“Energy poverty” is a bigger issue in north America and other European countries than it is in Germany.

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The duck is safely afloat in California

The duck is safely afloat in California

“The duck has landed.” But what Californians call a technical limit is, in reality, a political one, as a comparison with Germany reveals.

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Germany may reach its 2020 target for renewable power this year

Germany may reach its 2020 target for renewable power this year

Preliminary data from Fraunhofer’s Energy Charts project indicates that Germany will probably surpass its 2020 target for renewable electricity this year.