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4 February 2012

Germany Moving Forward with the Third Industrial Revolution

Despite the high up-front costs of re-building a national power infrastructure, largely decentralized and based on renewable energy sources, Germany remains Europe’s economic powerhouse. In 2007, the European Parliament made a written declaration to establish a Third Industrial Revolution¬†“through partnership with committed regions and cities, SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) and civil society organizations.” ¬†With all of the financial trouble going on in parts of Europe, and Germany’s central role …


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19 October 2011

Germany Shuts Seven Nuke Plants and Still Exports Electricity

Ramping up renewables, Germany remains a net electricity exporter. Renewable energy advocates are keeping a close eye on the power situation in Germany, which, following the Fukushima disaster, made a bold commitment to eliminate nuclear reactor generation by 2022. reports “(T)hough the bureau of statistics notes that the margin of exports over imports has decreased from 2010, Germany sold 4 TWh more electricity than it bought during the period …


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