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Policy makers in the United States (and the rest of the world) should learn from Germany's experiment in banning nuclear power in preference of unreliable solar and wind. It has increase energy insecurity and costs while decreasing reliability.

https://www.wired.com/story/germany-rejected-nuclear-power-and-deadly-emissions-spiked/

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Rick Engebretson on Nov 10, 2020

In the linked article, Shellenberger makes a brief note that German "biomass" use equals all other renewables.

The German chemical industry is always advanced. So don't assume "biomass" will remain firewood. Food production and the carbon cycle will certainly expand. Advanced biofuels will find a friend in Germany.

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Matt Chester on Nov 10, 2020

What makes the German biomass able to be more advanced-- is it infrastructure they've been willing to invest in that other countries haven't? 

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