The Zwentendorf nuclear power plant in Austria never went online after voters decided against nuclear power in a referendum. Today, some 60 percent of electricity in Austria is generated from renewable sources. The reactor has become a museum.
A coal-fired power plant in Eastern Germany is making its very own contribution to the country's energy transition toward more renewables. Its BigBattery project will help balance fluctuations in electricity generation.
Germans broke new ground in 2018 by receiving more electricity from "green" energy sources than from coal power plants, a new study said. But experts warn that Berlin could still miss its energy goals for 2030.
Germany has measures on the books to close all of the country's nuclear reactors by 2022. Although a majority of people in Germany oppose nuclear power, there are conflicting views on just how to phase it out entirely.
There has been talk of building a nuclear power plant on Turkey's Mediterranean coast since the 1970s. Now a Russian-backed project to do so is underway, but experts are skeptical of many aspects of the project.
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