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Articles by Craig Morris

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High German power prices, low monthly bills?

High German power prices, low monthly bills?

German household power bills are badly exaggerated, and the Energiewende is not causing energy poverty.

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Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

On Friday, a 28-page text covering the main policy fields cursorily was published after a previous draft had been leaked. For energy policy, the changes are encouraging, but a lot of question marks remain.

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German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

Electricity from renewables in Germany grew by a record amount, but one big news item may have been overlooked amidst all the new records.

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Private car ownership is ridiculously wasteful

Private car ownership is ridiculously wasteful

Here’s a question: how big is the entire power plant fleet in your country compared to the fleet of vehicles?

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Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Even countries with long-standing nuclear aims are adding wind power much faster, as Brazil, China, and India show. Those interested in the fastest way to mitigate climate change can forget nuclear.

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People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

We only think we like cars when we can’t imagine getting around without them. In German town of Freiburg, citizens are taking their streets back.

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What people just don't get about electric vehicles

What people just don’t get about electric vehicles

Germany’s election campaign shows we still have to get our heads around how fundamentally different electric vehicles will be.

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The French experiment - and the shift from nuclear to renewables

The French experiment – and the shift from nuclear to renewables

Macron has appointed his cabinet, but the direction of the country’s energy transition remains unclear. The energy portfolio is now known as “ecology and solidarity”.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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March was a record month for renewable power in Germany

March was a record month for renewable power in Germany

Renewable energy made up just over 41% of Germany’s power supply last month, the most ever at around 19.5 TWh, as nuclear continues its decline.

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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.