Berlin may continue using nuclear electricity

(MENAFN) According to Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Tuesday, due to the continued power supply crisis and anticipated limitations in energy output, Germany may be compelled to keep running two of its three remaining nuclear power reactors.

During a climate conference in Berlin, he claimed, “we are already in a situation now where the stress test says it could become necessary to use nuclear power for the security of the grid.”

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, Germany has a goal to phase out nuclear energy by shutting down half of its nuclear power units by December last year. By the end of this year, when the nation’s final three plants in Neckarwestheim, Essenbach, and Emsland shut down, Berlin planned to entirely wind down atomic energy.

German officials decided earlier this month to postpone the long-planned shutdown of two of the three reactors by keeping them on reserve till the end of this year.


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