Germany has measures on the books to close all of the country’s nuclear reactors by 2022. Although a majority of people in Germany oppose nuclear power, there are conflicting views on just how to phase it out entirely. Phasing out all nuclear power plants is one of the prongs of Germany’s Energiewende, or energy transition, policy to curb its carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy. The movement to pull the plug on Germany’s nuclear plants, however, started decades before Chancellor Angela Merkel made the call to immediately close several reactors following the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Deutsche Welle 15th June 2017 read more »