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Importing cheap nuclear generated electricity from France won't be enough.

About the demand side, I've been told that German standards for thermal insulation of new home constructions are much more stringent than they are over here.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 05:03:22 AM EST
Germany is currently a net electricity exporter. France's net exports vis-a-vis Germany transit Geromany towards other countries, chiefly Italy and also the Netherlands.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 07:36:21 AM EST
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Hadn't refreshed my infos for a while... Thanks.
by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 09:26:54 AM EST
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I think it's not the freshness of the information. The German nuclear lobby used this misinterpretation (viewing only French/German exchange rather than total German exports/imports) for a long time; I once diarised it here on ET, and here is a graph for 2006 export/import, where again you see French and Czehc nuke electricity transiting en route to the Netherlands and (via Switzerland and Austria) Italy:

You see, net exports even grew dramatically to almost 20 TWh -- a growth that happens to match growth in traditionally generated electricity (almost entirely gas, I wrote about this in a comment somewhere on ET).

Also check the table here, Einfuhr=imports, Ausfuhr=exports, Saldo=net (positive if net imports).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 12:43:18 PM EST
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So what we are seeing here is that in the last few years, Germany has imported gas from Russia, burning it and exporting the electricity to the Netherlands, Austria and Italy?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 12:53:39 PM EST
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Precisely. While fall in nuclear and other domestic production was more than matched by renewables growth.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 01:11:38 PM EST
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While fall in nuclear and other domestic production

...and growth of consumption. I haver to look up the actual figures, but no time today.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 01:12:49 PM EST
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