Phase to Green: The Nuclear Power Endgame in Germany (開關綠色：結局核電在德國)
Confirmation of the German Nuclear Phase-Out after the 2011 catastrophe in Fukushima meets with curiosity in many parts of the world, with questions about how Germany will meet it electricity needs with "green" renewable energy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explained the background in a lecture at the School of Energy and Environment of the City University of Hong Kong.
Germany developed the option to phase out nuclear power since the 1970s, and in 1990 adopted the famous "Feed-In Tariff" to reward independent generators of electricity from (distributed) renewable resources. The renewable energy industry was built up over the past decades to the point that Germany can now determine a path to 80 or 100 per cent renewable energy supply by 2050 (or even earlier).
Interest in the German and Japanese nuclear phase-outs is great in the region around Hong Kong in Southern China where decisions about future energy policy and investment need to be made against a background of rising energy demand.