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“The idea of ​​nuclear energy is not being pursued in Germany”

In the course of the current energy crisis, voices from the FDP for the continuation of the operation of nuclear plants are increasing. The Greens are still against it. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has now intervened.

Annalena Baerbock (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Foreign Minister, hosts Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) at the Climate Dialogue in Petersberg at the Federal Foreign Office. © photo alliance/dpa

In the debate on overcoming the energy crisis in Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke clearly against the longer use of the last nuclear power plants. “Some still have the idea of ​​nuclear energy. It is not being pursued in Germany,” the SPD politician said Monday at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.

Votes for the continuation of the operation of the three remaining reactors had recently increased, especially from the Union and the FDP. Greens leader Ricarda Lang continued to emphasize her rejection on the ARD program “Anne Will” on Sunday evening. However, she noted that in the current crisis the federal government “always has to react to the current situation” and “will control all measures”.

According to Scholz, one of the main requirements to be able to do without fossil fuels is to produce “large amounts of electricity”. He added, “C02 neutral,” meaning essentially from renewable sources.”

Scholz warns of “fossil energy renaissance”

The chancellor also warned of a “global renaissance of fossil fuels” as a result of the gas crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. “Nobody can be pleased that the share of coal-fired power generation is rising again here,” the SPD politician said Monday at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. “It is even more important that we make one thing very clear: This is an emergency measure for a limited period of time that will not come at the expense of our climate goals.”

At the Climate Dialogue in Petersberg, ministers and representatives from around 40 countries want to agree on the next course in the fight against climate change. Germany and Egypt are hosting the conference, which also aims to set the course for the COP 27 world climate conference in early November in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el Sheikh.

The article “Scholz gives his speech of power: “The idea of ​​nuclear energy is not being pursued in Germany”” comes from our partner, RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland.

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