2011-06-01 00:10:49German nuclear phase out to add ~400 million tons of CO2 by 2020
MarkR
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As they turn to coal and gas.

 

Pretty rubbish. About a year's worth of France's emissions casually piled on, not to mention the horrendous environmental and health effects.

2011-06-01 02:59:27
nealjking

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I think that also implies that they will put a lot of emphasis on wind & solar, however. Germany is not a land of AGW denialism.

2011-06-01 18:30:57
MarkR
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They were investing heavily in renewables and energy efficiency anyway - their subsidies for solar have been ridiculous (~800 euros per ton of CO2 saved) and they've already expanded wind a lot (and got plans for more).

16.5% renewable in 2010, and their targets were for 35% renewables by 2020.

 

Nuclear is ~20%, so unless they upgrade their renewables target to 55% by 2020 then they're just going to burn more coal and gas. (efficiency savings could have been made anyway)

2011-06-03 00:10:28wild estimates
Stephen Leahy

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MarkR most of these estimates are speculative - the german govt hasn't said what it is going to do. There is a lot of nuclear industry push back on the decision, with lots of misinformation.

2011-06-04 00:20:55
MarkR
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We still have those facts from my last post though.

 

35% renewable by 2020 anyway, nuclear is over 20% of power. The faster nuclear phase-out means that unless Germany go half+ renewable by 2020, then they've drastically increased their CO2 emissions.

Each percentage point of their electricity that they get from coal = 5 million tons extra CO2 per year.