After Merkel’s knee jerk reaction to close Germany’s nuclear power stations after the Fukushima disaster, fuelled by the poltical expediency of wrong footing the Green Movement, Germany is taking a strange direction for one who has championed wind for so long. Presently in planning, construction or refurbishment Germany has 29 gas-fired and 17 coal-fired generation plants. The financial demands in the homeland explains the German owned British energy suppliers withdrawal from providing the UK Nuclear future that our Government foresees. At the same time we have an off-shore wind installation in Germany driven by diesel generators as the interconnection has been halted and German steel and aluminium smelters closing due to both the high cost and unreliabilty of German electricity.
Whilst the UK is forced to close down it’s coal power stations, it seems oddly ironic that one of the prime movers in the Climate Change legislation is…
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