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.
Yet again, an expert – this time, a German – has announced that Germany’s energy transition cannot succeed.
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.
There were only minor changes in the share of renewables in Germany last year. The most surprising being the change in natural gas..
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.
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.
Another setback for the “nuclear renaissance”: Switzerland voted on Friday to focus on renewables and efficiency, and to ban new nuclear plants.
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.
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.
“Energy poverty” is a bigger issue in north America and other European countries than it is in Germany.