Latest numbers on Germany’s rush into coal and gas

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The BNA (Bundesnetzagentur) has just updated two Excel spreadsheets with the lists of all German power stations (>10 MW) and with the planned additional capacities to go on and off grid between 2013 and 2015.

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This is the balance between the capacities to be removed and those to be added: Germany will add at least 7.5 GW fossil power generation (I left out some multiple purpose plants) running on gas and coal; the increase in coal (Steinkohle) burning power stations is ~6.4 GW!
In my blog from September 2012 the balance in planned additional fossil power was 6.4 GW, so the new plans show an increase of more than 1 GW.
If we admit a very conservative capacity factor of 0.8, and  emissions of 450 g CO2/kWh for gas and 800 g/kWh for coal, the increase in yearly CO2 emissions will be 38.1 million tons of CO2 (metric tons) or 10.4 million tons of carbon ! Not bad for a country that started its “Energiewende” to save the planet from CO2 driven global warming.

To download the xls files, look here.

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