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Old 11-14-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Jeffries View Post
Even Germany produces more electricity from nuclear than us (23% vs 19.6) and their combined wind and solar still makes up only 12% of the total. Like us their main source is still coal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_..._United_States
I know, although the US probably produces more from nuclear in absolute terms (or the US may well do so, I say without looking at the data).

And I am also aware that the Germans rely very heavily on coal.

12% is certainly a very notable proportion though, considering the technology is still very young.

In fact, Germany is in the process of phasing out nuclear entirely, it seems.

The main point was that there is a lot that can be done to expand wind and solar.
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