Green Energy

The Tragedy of Germany’s Energy Experiment

The country is moving beyond nuclear power. But at what cost?By Jochen BittnerContributing Opinion WriterJan. 8, 2020, 1:00 a.m. ETThe nuclear plant in Philippsburg, Germany, was shut down on Dec. 31.Credit…Ronald Wittek/EPA, via ShutterstockHAMBURG, Germany — Are the Germans irrational? Steven Pinker seems to think so. Professor Pinker, a Harvard psychologist, told the German newsmagazine…

Solar plants costing €300m planned for Republic

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the Republic. Obton and Shannon Energy said on Wednesday that they had formed a joint venture to develop solar farms, which use panels of specially manufactured cells to convert the sun’s heat…