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  •  And how long will this take? (0+ / 0-)
    Once they shut down their last nuclear power plants, however, renewables will be eating into fossil fuel use only.
    To go from 73.8 Twh to 167.8 Twh of capacity (to make up for the lost nuclear generating capacity) will require another 10 years if last year's increase in solar and wind generating capacity of 8.3% can be maintained.

    If that rate is cut in half however (which seems likely as subsidies, etc, are fizzling out) it will take another 10 year or so beyond that to start eating into fossil fuel emissions.   IOW, around 2035 or so . . . .    

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