The dramatic heat and dry summer continues to pressure the energy sector in Northern Europe. As EnergyWatch was able to report last week, the long period of drought and little wind has led to record-high prices in the Scandinavian energy market and has put pressure on the nuclear energy sector in Germany, France and Sweden.
Since then, the heat has only grown more intense and now the German authorities have employed unprecedented initiatives in order to keep the energy sector running. Thus, the state of Baden-Württemberg has announced that it has received approval from the federal authorities to continue using river water for the cooling of the state's power plants. The approval comes even though river water in Baden-Württemberg has exceeded 28 degrees celcius, far above the 25 degrees celcius that are usually considered the maximum temperature for cooling nuclear power plants and large coal-fired power plants.
Already a subscriber? Log in.
Read the whole article
Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.
- Access all locked articles
- Receive our daily newsletters
- Access our app
Get full access for you and your coworkers.Start a free company trial today
Your trial for EnergyWatch has now started
With your free trial you get:
Full access to all locked articles on EnergyWatch.
Daily newsletter and ongoing top-newsletters. You can unsubscribe and subscribe to our newsletters anytime.
When your trial period expires
You will not be transferred to a paid subscription.
You will continue to receive our newsletters after the trial period expires. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of each newsletter.
More from EnergyWatch
The cybercriminal group that has held Vestas' internal data hostage over the past two weeks is known by the Danish Defence Intelligence Service. Several reports provide insight on recruitment and targets of "Lockbit 2.0" – also establishing possible connection to last year's major hacker attack on the US' Colonial Pipeline.