The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency

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May 15, 2020 - 9:25pm

Critical Commentary

This article addresses the efficiency upgrades as well as transition to renewable sources. It states in the article that because of the transition they have been able to reduce their emissions by 6 million tons annually. This is an incredibly high amount this is partly because they are now on about 65% renewable sources. Germany is not a small country so this is no small feat. It is also stated that carbon intensive plants produce less. While the transition to clean energy is the safest, improving efficiency between plants not only reduces emissions but the output as well leaving no room for question. This is important because Germany is a large country with many inhabitants proving renewable energy to succeed where it almost accounts for the entirety of energy use. This article also brings up the importance of policy and how it contributes to the expansion of these programs. This is relevant to the project to explain the potential of big projects. This also refutes the argument that renewable sources would not be able to keep up with the needs of an entire country. 


U. (2020, May 08). The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency. Retrieved May 14, 2020, from

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University of Chicago Press Journals, "The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency", contributed by Logan Young, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 May 2020, accessed 16 January 2022.