Despite objections, Germany expected to continue using nuclear power
- Aug 5, 2022 2:05 pm GMT
In mid-July, the
After its invasion of
The main opposition Union bloc, as well as the smallest party in Chancellor
"A lot speaks for not switching off the safe and climate-friendly nuclear power plants, but if necessary using them until 2024," Finance Minister
He also called on Economy Minister
In the first quarter of 2022, nuclear plants accounted for 6 percent of
In recent days, some Greens have hinted to a degree of openness to allowing one or more reactors to keep running in the short-term with their existing fuel rods, but not for a more extended period.
Meanwhile, Green lawmaker
Meanwhile, opposition leader
In response, government spokeswoman
The government has already approved plans to restart up to 10 dormant coal-fired power plants and six oil-fueled plants to be re-started, along with another 11 coal-fired power plants scheduled to be shut down in November, which will be allowed to continue operating.
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