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Germany has almost finished phasing out nuclear plants, and aging infrastructure is leading neighbors down the same path. But will green energy goals suffer?

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Bob Meinetz on Jan 24, 2022

Either Europe is in a "messy nuclear nuclear slowdown" or anti-nuclear Luddites are in denial. From the article:

"France is by far the continent’s biggest provider of nuclear power and wants to export its technology to other countries within Europe, says Raphael Hanoteaux, a senior policy advisor at the European climate change think tank E3G. The Hungarian government, keen to ensure a stable domestic energy supply, has also signed off on Russian-financed deals to construct two nuclear reactors, in addition to the country’s four existing ones. The Czech Republic government also has plans to build at least two new nuclear reactors, while the Polish government wants to build the country’s first nuclear reactor in a bid to move away from its heavy dependence on coal."

As interest in nuclear continues to build, sure - wind, solar, and hydrogen goals will suffer. But they weren't "green" anyway, were they?

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Joe Deely on Feb 7, 2022

Here is breakdown of European electricity generation from 2010-2020.

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