Power supply: nuclear power re-entry is not sustainable

The acting Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has warned against classifying nuclear energy as green in the EU.

Berlin – “We do not want nuclear energy, we do not consider it sustainable, and we also do not want the EU to support it,” said the SPD politician in the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday). The German position on this is clear, and “we’re not the only ones who see it that way,” said Schulze. It has also not yet been decided that this classification will come, “even if France is currently very vocal about its interests”.

CSU boss Markus Söder also rejected a return to nuclear energy. “The decision to phase out nuclear power is based on broad social acceptance,” said the Bavarian Prime Minister to the Funke newspapers. All German nuclear reactors should be off the grid by the end of 2022.

At the same time, Söder called on the future federal government to ensure a secure power supply. «There can’t be a blackout. We need a security plan against blackouts in Germany, ”emphasized the CSU boss. “If blackouts threaten, the German economic engine will stutter. That is why the core task of the new federal government is to prevent blackouts and to promote the construction of the power lines, ”he warned.

Söder believes that an early coal phase-out is feasible. According to the European resolutions, coal would hardly be profitable after 2030, he argued. The year 2030 is also aiming for the possible traffic light coalition of the SPD, Greens and FDP for the coal phase-out. The coal phase-out has been agreed so far by 2038 at the latest. (dpa)


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