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    ozsea1, Just Bob, translatorpro, Lawrence

    After Fukushima Germany decided to phase out nuclear by 2022. Right after Fukushima 8 of 17 reactors were shut down. In other words Germany did not shut down all its nuclear reactors and 5 of the 8 that were shut down were left as reserves.

    After doing a search in Google a lot of headlines say this or something similar:

    Freeze forces Germany to restart nuclear reactors
    But when one reads the story, and most seem to point to the same source because they are very similar, it reads:
    Eight of Germany's 17 reactors were immediately taken off line, but five of them are serving as reserve generators in case electricity demand cannot be met from other sources.
    The story does not live up to the headline, surprise, surprise.

    The google search link

    One story, another one, and another one. They all seem to come from the same source.

    •  Thanks for going to the trouble of (2+ / 0-)
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      basquebob, Lawrence

      finding the source of the erroneous articles. You might want to go to an older diary to get some more accurate information about the background of the German Renewable Resources Act of 2000 (enacted 2002) and how Germany envisions a future based on renewables. As an engineer, you would probably appreciate it.

      PS. It's a live blog Q&A with a German Green Party energy guy that I hosted a couple of weeks ago, so yeah, I'm pimping my own dead diary. :-)

      „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

      by translatorpro on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 06:10:31 AM PST

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