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Germany is to shut its entire nuclear power network over safety fears triggered by the meltdown of the Fukushima atomic plant in Japan. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that her country will pull the plug on nuclear energy by 2022. Germany – a country without natural gas or oil supplies and virtually no domestic coal industry left – is the biggest industrial power to give up nuclear energy. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
On 30 May 2011, Germany formally announced plans to abandon nuclear energy completely within 11 years. The plan included the immediate permanent closure of six nuclear power plants that had been temporarily shut down for testing in March 2011, and two more that have been offline a few years with technical problems. The remaining nine plants will be shut down between now and 2022
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by gladtobehere
I agree it is profitable to a select few for a select amount of time too.. These plants cost a lot of money to close down and clean.. Who pays for that..
Originally posted by extraterrestrialentity
Maybe they should stop putting money in nuclear fission reactors, and start building nuclear fusion reactors.
No meltdowns, no huge amounts of radioactivity, and it's natural, since the entire universe is made up of these kind of power plants.
Originally posted by C0bzz
reply to post by ManFromEurope
If you want low cost, just frack a lot of natural gas, and burn a lot of coal. Renewables (and nuclear for that matter) are noncompetitive with fossil fuels, if you want to implement either you will need government intervention, which incidentally, goes against the libertarian narrative that is typical of this site.
Originally posted by aLLeKs
This thread just got my intention, because last time I saw this in the news was in 2011... (I am German)
So I was suprised that somebody brings it up again