• 4 minutes Energy Armageddon
  • 6 minutes How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 10 minutes Wind droughts
  • 2 days "Biden Is Running U.S. Energy Security Into The Ground" by Irina Slav
  • 2 days GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 21 hours "Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Grinding Toward Summer Highs Despite Huge Short Interest" by James Hyerczyk & REUTERS on NatGas
  • 20 hours "How to Calculate Your Individual ESG Score to ensure that your Digital ID 'benefits' and money are accessible"
  • 1 day Oil Stocks, Market Direction, Bitcoin, Minerals, Gold, Silver - Technical Trading <--- Chris Vermeulen & Gareth Soloway weigh in
  • 8 days "Forget Oil, The Real Crisis Is Diesel Inventories: The US Has Just 25 Days Left" by Zero Hedge - 5 Stars *****
  • 20 hours The Federal Reserve and Money...Aspects which are not widely known
  • 5 days Is Europe heading for winter of discontent with extensive gas shortages?
  • 1 day "Europe’s Energy Crisis Has Ended Its Era Of Abundance" by Irina Slav
  • 1 day "Dodgy Demand Data? The Oil Price Collapse Conspiracy" by Alex Kimani
  • 8 days "The Global Digital ID Prison" by James Corbett of CorbettReport.com
  • 9 days Goldman Betting on Cryptocurrencies
  • 12 days Сryptocurrency predictions

Costs of Shuttering Germany’s Nuclear Plants Deemed High

In the wake of the 11 March Fukushima nuclear meltdown, Germany’s Bundestag handed its green movement its biggest victory yet, passing a resolution to close virtually all 17 of the nation’s nuclear power plants. Seven plants were immediately closed, an eighth was offline at the time of the resolution with technical problems, while the remainder are to be passed out by 2022.

The seven nuclear power plants immediately shut down after Fukushima include Biblis A and B, Neckarwestheim 1, Brunsbuettel, Isar 1, Unterweser and Philippsburg 1 and will not be reconnected to the national power grid, while the offline reactor in Kruemmel will be decommissioned, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported. The Federal Grid Agency will decide over the next few months as to whether a single nuclear power plant is to remain on standby until 2013 in the event of unexpected electricity shortages. With the possible exception of a reactor remaining on standby, the remaining nine will be shut down by 2022: Grafenrheinfeld in 2015, Gundremmingen B in 2017, Philippsburg II in 2019, Grohnde, Brokdorf, and Gundremmingen C in 2021, Isar II and finally Neckarwestheim II, and Emsland in 2022.

Germany’s new energy policies will depend on the installation of new renewable power capacities with an amendment to the Renewable Energies Act stipulating the doubling of the nation’s share of green power to 35 percent minimum no later than 2020 with an especial emphasis on offshore wind farms. The government has offered to make available $7.26 billion in loans through the Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW) for the construction of the first 10 wind farms. German consumers already contribute approximately $18.8 billion in subsidies to green energy providers through their electricity rates.

By. Charles Kennedy, Deputy Editor OilPrice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News