Wednesday, 13th February 2013
Impacts of Germany’s nuclear phase-out on electricity imports and exports
Source: Institute for Applied Ecology (Germany)
From Executive Summary:
After the decision to return to the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany in 2011, the development of electricity imports and exports between Germany and its neighboring countries has become a sensitive matter in energy and nuclear policy. Both in Germany and in other countries it has been repeatedly postulated that after the shutdown of nuclear power plants in March 2011 additional power would have to be imported from foreign nuclear power plants in order to make up for the loss of domestic nuclear energy, and that as a result the integrity of Germany’s nuclear phase-out would ultimately be compromised.
Against this background comprehensive data analysis was conducted for the development of electricity imports and exports with neighboring countries and for the development of power generation of German and foreign nuclear power plants.
In 2011 the power generation of nuclear energy plants in Germany fell by 23% compared to the previous year. Nevertheless, in 2011 and the first nine months of 2012, Germany exported more electricity than it imported. Two thirds of the fall in nuclear power generation was replaced in the overall balance for 2011 by the expansion of the use of renewable energies and one third by a reduction of export surpluses.
+ Direct link to document (PDF; 14.6 MB)
By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.
Adrian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
More articles by Adrian Janes »
Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.