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In a Belated Outburst of Rationality, Germany Decides To Keep Three Nuclear Plants Open

Ron Bailey writes in Reason about Germany’s decision to keep three nuclear plants open.

The C3 Take
  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent Germany’s energy security into a free fall, leading the government to institute energy rationing measures to prevent power outages this winter.
  • Germany’s war on nuclear power has compromised the nation’s energy reliability and stalled environmental progress.
  • Keeping these nuclear plants open is a welcome sign that Berlin could soon implement pragmatic energy policies.

“In June, the German government announced that it would be curtailing the use of natural gas to generate electricity in order to conserve it for heating this winter. In 2009, nuclear power supplied 25 percent of Germany’s electricity which had dropped by 2021 to under 12 percent. In the meantime, burning natural gas generated 15 percent in 2021.”

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