Monday, May 30, 2011

Germany to back off Nuclear Power

Interestingly enough, Japan's misfortune have made other countries reconsider their agenda for Nuclear Power. Germany itself is now considering closing some plants by 2022. The new drive for energy is geared towards renewable clean energy, despite the steep costs. Germany's nuclear industry has argued that an early shutdown would be hugely damaging to the country's industrial base. Before March's moratorium on the older power plants, Germany relied on nuclear power for 23% of its energy. So this move has to be well calculated and a balance of energy reserves should be present for its citizens, if it is to make such a large transition. Of course, it helps when there are mass anti-nuclear movements protests plaguing the country as well. Germany's focus on renewable energy should be interesting, if not perhaps inspiring. Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208


- Adnan Mansoor

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