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German gov't. has approved enough wind parks to replace nuclear power plants

Nuclear Energy News: Oct 18, 2008

http://www.topix.net/tech/nuclear-energy/2008/07/german-govt-has-approved-enough-wind-parks-to-replace-nuclear-power-plants

The German government has approved plans to build 24 offshore wind parks with a capacity of up to 24,000 megawatts, enough to replace all 17 German nuclear power plants, Focus magazine said, citing the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). In an excerpt of an article to be published on Monday, the magazine also said the BSH, which is the federal authority responsible for the approval of offshore activities, has received filings for an additional 50 projects.

[Note: This 24,000 megawatts of offshore wind is in addition to the more than 20,000 megawatts of onshore wind, and 2,200 megawatts of solar electricity, already installed in Germany. G.E.]

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