The “Energiewende” of Germany has been going on and doing rather badly for two decades now. They wanted to decrease emissions but started the project by deciding to close most of their low carbon energy production, namely their fleet of
Shutting down fossil fuel plants in five years would eliminate only 15% of capacity-years left in fossil fuel-powered plants.
Agriculture alone accounts for a third of global emissions, and its impacts could increase further still.
The electricity generated by each reactor would suffice to power 450,000 homes.
When it comes to residential power usage patterns, the "days of the week cease to have meaning," says economist Steve Cicala.
In the first half of 2020 we emitted 8.8% less carbon dioxide globally than in the same period last year.