For long the developing countries have been learning from the Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (literally translating to Energy Transition) programme, which entailed dismantling its 19 nuclear power stations by 2022 and replace it with other renewable energy sources. However, as per experts the daunting project to substitute a cheap, reliable, secure power source with renewables has failed to achieve its goals despite huge investments.
Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions remained at the levels similar to that of 2009 and in fact registered an increase in 2016 as the country relies on coal-fuelled power plants to meet its energy demands as it shuts down its nuclear power plants in a politically supervised transition in the aftermath of the Tsunami catastrophe at The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The German government also averred to stick to its goal of cutting down emissions by 2020 and by 80 per cent by 2050. Read More…
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