Especially the English climate-movement is discussing controversially the German exit of nuclear power. Just to remember: After Fukushima, on the 14. of March 2011, the German government shut-down eight nuclear power plants – leaving nine online.
This decision reduced the elctric power generated by nuclear power by approx. 30 TWh in 2011 if you compare it with 2010. In the same time, from 2010 to 2011 the production of energy by renewables has increased by almost 20 TWh and the coal by 5 TWh. As you can see in the graph below the production of electricity by coal is not on an all time high like iz is the case in the field of renewable energy. In order to close the gap which brought the shutting down of the nuclear power plants in Germany is to be completely filled by renewable energies – which thanks to the renewable energy law in Germany is prioritized in the grid. So from this data I can t see a revival of coal in Germany. the missing nuclear power is covered totally by renewables by 2012.
While – little by little we are getting out of nuclear power the generation of renewable Energies is replacing as well the coal power plants little by little.
BTW: Between 2005 and 2011 the share of renewable energys in Germany almost quadrupled! (5,8 % -> 20 %)