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Articles by Craig Morris

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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.

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Image of European Energy Union worth opposing

Image of European Energy Union worth opposing

A new map of Eneropa sums up very well why campaigners for community energy are skeptical of designs to create an EU-wide renewable energy system.

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Solar PV crosses two symbolic milestones in UK and Germany

Solar PV crosses two symbolic milestones in UK and Germany

Solar PV has trickled across the 40 GW threshold in Germany, while the UK now has 10 GW. But both markets are slowing down.

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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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Nuclear fail: New reactor took 43 years to build, shut down after 2 days

Nuclear fail: New reactor took 43 years to build, shut down after 2 days

More than 4 decades after construction began, Watts Bar-2 reactor finally connected to the grid and then two days later shut down due to faults.