TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 05th

Last update04:08:16 AM GMT

You are here News Energy Germany to close all of its nuclear plants by 2022

Germany to close all of its nuclear plants by 2022

E-mail Print PDF

Germany to close nuclear plants by 2022Germany, the economic engine of Europe, said Monday that it will close all of its nuclear power plants over the next 11 years, the latest aftershock from the Japanese earthquake and partial meltdown it set in motion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.

The move is an about-face for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government until recently had supported nuclear power as a way to generate electricity without releasing additional greenhouse gases — and without increasing reliance on Russia, Germany’s main source of natural gas.

It also marks a new setback for nuclear power proponents, who have been on the defensive since four of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi started leaking radioactive materials in mid-March.

Earlier, Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union, had advocated the extension of operating licenses for the country’s 17 nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years, saying that nuclear power is needed as an important “bridging technology” while renewables make further advances.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Aircraft to start hunt for Atlantic oil off East Coast

Aircraft hunting oil An aerial hunt for oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean is poised to...

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic

Shell OilThe Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the...

Solar plane takes off in 'moment of truth' for longest solo flight in history

Solar planeA solar plane took off for what could be the longest solo flight in history on...

Oil Services Co.,Baker Huhes, lays off 10,500

Baker Hughes "Extreme market forces" are in play in the global energy sector, oil services company Baker...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!