Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
I now think the author made a mistake, though: I believe 17 GW should be all conventional plants (including nuclear).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 09:07:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hm, and as there are some 12 GW of nuclear capacity still working, that would be most of it
by mustakissa on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 12:39:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Upon checking, Grafenrheinfeld and Philippsburg 2 were off-line that day, leaving 9,391 MW of net power (9,883 MW gross) if operated full-throttle.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 02:48:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Eh, the author made a much bigger mistake: if you do the sums you'll see that the correct answer is 1000x larger, more like 144 000 tons!

Those kilos, megas and gigas are a bitch :-)

by mustakissa on Thu Jun 27th, 2013 at 06:42:08 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series