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Germany's disastrous anti-nuclear policies...

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Analyst, Energy Risk Hub

I have more than 12 years experience researching and analyzing all aspects of the global electric power industry. I am passionate about finding the best path foward for a secure and sustainable...

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How it started:

2002 - Gerhard Schröder announces plans to phase out all nuclear power by 2022
2010 - Angela Merkel delays the plan.
2011 - Angela Merkel puts shut-down plan back on track after Fukishima
2018 - Trump warns Germany about their dependence on Russian gas.
Jan 2022 - Germany shuts down 3 out of 6 remaining nuclear plants.

How it's going:



To transition to a carbon-lite or carbon-free future, we need to lean on proven technologies (nuclear) as a stepping stone as unproven sustainable base-load technologies are given a chance to come into their own. 

France is a leader in Europe in this regard.



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