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Impact of the German nuclear phase-out on Europe's electricity generation—A comprehensive study

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  • Bruninx, Kenneth
  • Madzharov, Darin
  • Delarue, Erik
  • D'haeseleer, William

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The combination of the ambitious German greenhouse gas reduction goals in the power sector and the nuclear phase-out raises many questions concerning the operational security of the German electricity generation system. This paper focusses on the technical feasibility (electricity generation and transmission) and CO2-impact of the German nuclear phase-out on the short term (2012–2022).

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  • Bruninx, Kenneth & Madzharov, Darin & Delarue, Erik & D'haeseleer, William, 2013. "Impact of the German nuclear phase-out on Europe's electricity generation—A comprehensive study," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 251-261.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:60:y:2013:i:c:p:251-261
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.05.026
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