Just a week after approaching 90 percent renewable electricity or more, Germany may have reached 100% yesterday. But the data estimates are still moving.
In Germany, the early retirement of baseload power plants precedes the need for power storage.
Three of Germany’s eight remaining nuclear reactors have been off-line for most of April. So much for 24/7 reliable power.
Germany announces big incentives for EVs, bringing down the cost of vehicles like the Renault Twizy. Who wouldn’t buy that? Me.
Cars running on gasoline and diesel will be a rarity in many places within a generation. Carmakers who doubt this may soon find themselves relegated to museums and sightseeing tours.
With wind power production exceeding 20 gigawatts and solar also kicking in at above 10 gigawatts on Easter Sunday, conventional power generation was pushed dangerously low for a full 15 hours last Sunday.
Over the past four years, the share of renewable power grew by nearly a third, so why did retail rates remain stable from 2013-2016?
Personal EV buyers would have access to €5,000 in incentives, and commercial buyers would have access to €3,000 in incentives per EV purchased.