The Wall Street Journal writes about Germany’s vote to knock out all nuclear power.
- German lawmakers have voted to shut down the country’s remaining three nuclear power plants at the end of this year.
- Europe, and especially Germany, is facing an energy crisis that could lead to rationing in the colder winter months.
- A limited supply of natural gas and renewables will lead to Germany turning on coal-fired power plants, which emit far more greenhouse gasses than carbon-free nuclear energy.
“The big lesson from this year’s energy crisis is that Europe’s vulnerabilities were a choice, not an inevitability. Rather than learning from that mistake, German politicians have chosen to repeat it.”
Read the full article here.