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Germany’s Nuclear Energy: Apparently Staying

Posted by K.E. White on September 3, 2007

This Deutsche Welle news clip shows just how hard getting off nuclear power can be, even for a country with an established Green Party:

The nuclear phase-out Germany agreed upon under former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s government of Social Democrats and Greens would result in the last reactor being shut down in 2020.

Energy companies active in Germany have applied to transfer permits for energy production from new to old plants, but none have been filed to shift the permits from old to new plants, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The nuclear industry continues to push for Germany to reverse its decision to phase out nuclear power.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, too, would prefer for Germany to stick with nuclear energy.

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