For several years, we have heard three assertions according to which the decision taken by Germany in 2000 to leave nuclear power resulted for this country: – An increase in the production of electricity from coal. An increase in CO2 emissions from electricity production in Germany. The need for Germany to import electricity from France, mainly of nuclear origin. What is it really? No, the production of electricity from coal and lignite has not increased in Germany due to the exit from nuclear power, on the contrary, it has decreased, as has production from all fossil fuels. Yes, production from renewable sources more than offset, and by far, the drop in production from nuclear. No, Germany was not a net importer of electricity from France. On the contrary, electricity exchanges have been in its favor since 2013.
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