NUCLEAR POLICIES: Power shift begins to move German industry

NUCLEAR POLICIES: Power shift begins to move German industry
Germany’s third largest aluminium producer has filed for bankruptcy as trade groups call for affordable power supply equivalent to the nuclear capacity taken off the grid as a response to the Fukushima accident.

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT: EDF posts record carbon efficiency
The carbon intensity of generating capacity owned by the EDF group of companies fell below 100 g/kWh for the first time in 2011, while in France EDF’s emission rate dived 25% to 30.4 g/kWh.

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