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‘Green’ Germany Prepares To Fire Up the Coal Furnaces

J.D. Tuccille of Reason writes on Germany’s energy policy.

The C3 Take
  • Despite plans to run solely on renewable power, Germany is now turning to coal to meet its energy needs.
  • Germany has continued its phase out of nuclear power and has not signaled that it will reconsider this approach, despite the fact that it is clean, safe, and reliable.
  • While green energy is important, a government mandated “renewables only” energy strategy does not provide the best pathway forward to reduce emissions in an economically just way.

“Germany’s plight is disturbing testimony of where you can end up if you commit yourself to a vision of a ‘green’ future that has no place in it for the most reliable source of clean-ish electricity. By contrast, neighboring France plans to build as many as 14 new nuclear reactors because of, not despite, its environmental goals.” 

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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