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Increasing Solar Energy Production Shuts Down German Fossil Fuel Plants

Steve Z

German power giant RWE says it will mothball or shutdown some of its gas and coal-fired power stations because of an increase in renewable energy.

The company said a boom in solar energy meant many of its power stations were no longer profitable.

A total of 3,100 megawatts of generating capacity will be taken off line, representing about 6% of RWE's total capacity.

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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    totally wild to see these lines starting to cross - especially in areas where tax's drive alignment between profit and impact.