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Germany’s nuclear free energy policy to become a ‘green energy island’ may have gained popular support, but the decision could also lead to electricity blackouts if the problems of supply and storage are not solved. This second report in a three-part series on the nuclear free decision looks at the short-term impacts on the domestic energy supply security

A PLAN was confirmed by the German government in July, 2011, that it would expand renewable energy sources (RES) to meet 35 per cent of electricity demand by 2020, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent in the same time frame from the levels of 1990.

That was despite its...

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Dr. Frank Umbach
The decision to shut down nuclear reactors does not mean the end of nuclear-produced electricity in Germany. It has led to higher imports of nuclear produced electricity, at least partially from more unsafe nuclear reactors in neighbouring countries
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  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
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