Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

Germany’s government says it will shut down its nuclear power industry by 2022. It  promises to reduce carbon emissions at the same time. To keep both promises through a combination of increased domestic output from renewable sources and lower demand for energy looks just about impossible. Most likely, Germany will have to import more energy–generated from nuclear and/or fossil-fuel sources. Quite what that achieves in terms of reducing the risk of nuclear accidents and diminishing global emissions of greenhouse gases would be hard to say.

Good editorials on the subject in the Washington Post (German’s nuclear energy blunder) and FT (The nuclear option).

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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