Germany coping without bulk of nuclear power

By REUTERS
May 23, 2011 19:45

 
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FRANKFURT - Germany is coping without about three quarters of its nuclear power capacity by burning more climate-warming coal, reaping the rewards of renewable investments, and importing more French atomic energy.

The shutdown over the weekend of another nuclear plant means almost 16 gigawatts (GW) of German nuclear power capacity was offline on Monday, with nearly half of the capacity ordered to shut by the government in reaction to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March.

The move to close older reactors in response to Japan's nuclear crisis threatens possible power cuts next winter, but for now Germany is comfortably supplied with its own giant green power capacity, dirty coal units and other countries' nuclear reactors.

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