09 Feb '12, 1pm

Clean-Energy-Loving Germany Increasingly Exporting Electricity to Nuclear-Heavy France

Clean-Energy-Loving Germany Increasingly Exporting Electricity to Nuclear-Heavy France

Remember last year when Germany decided to speed up its phasing out of nuclear power and switch to clean energy and everyone (not in the clean energy industry) got freaked out about how German electricity prices would rise and the country would just start importing electricity from France’s nuclear power plants? Well, as I just wrote, it seems pretty clear that solar photovoltaics are bringing down the cost of electricity in Germany . Additionally, electricity imports to France have been increasing! “Because France has so much nuclear power, the country has an inordinate number of electric heating systems. And because France has not added on enough additional capacity over the past decade, the country’s current nuclear plants are starting to have trouble meeting demand, especially when it gets very cold in the winter,” Craig Morris of Renewables International writes. And, ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/09/clean-energy-loving-g...

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