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Count Us Out: The Trend Towards Private Power Plants

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October 15, 2013
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The transition to renewable energy sources has been driving up electricity costs and spreading uncertainty among German industry, which has responded with a new trend: private power plants and independence from the public grid. The trend is filling the order books of power-plant builder ETW. Where do the phase-out of nuclear power and the switch to renewables go from here?


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