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  •  Not just the Daily Mail (0+ / 0-)

    Germany is now a net importer of power, at an increased cost to its citizens.  

    Nincompoopery has never been a bar to high office in our nation. - Molly Ivins

    by SpamNunn on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 05:07:14 PM PST

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    •  You are really not getting it. (0+ / 0-)

      We are having unprecedented winter weather, and FRANCE is having problems keeping up with their needs despite 59 nuclear power plants and a population that's 80% of Germany's. So Germany is EXPORTING to France now, and switched on a couple of reserve plants to  stabilize FRANCE's grid. You obviously did not read this diary. At all. The article you reference is from last September, when it wasn't clear what the longterm effect of shutting down 8 of 17 nuclear plants (in March 2011) would be. It has turned out to be ZERO, because the renewables development is that fast. They are only exporting LESS than before. Duh. And why the hell do you care what their citizens are paying? We expats aren't complaining, either, so why should you?
      Again, clean up in your/our own backyard first, where it would do a lot more good. You are cherrypicking articles that you like without knowing anything about Germany, and I refuse to discuss anything else regarding Germany's energy policy with someone who is willfully ignoring the sources I am putting at his lazy fingertips and making no effort at all at intelligent debate. You, sir, are a dining room table, not worth my energy. Ignored.

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

      by translatorpro on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 10:41:05 PM PST

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