The German Energy Transition – Issues and Perspectives
Advisor AICGS, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, (2013)
39 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 1, 2013
The reaction of German energy policy to the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe was swift and radical. The conservative-business liberal coalition in power committed to a spectacular political u-turn as it enacted an extension of the operation periods of German nuclear power plants just one year before the accident. An immediate shutdown of eight nuclear power plants and a stepwise nuclear phase-out of all remaining nine plants were supposed to make German electric power industry nuclear free by 2022.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Germany
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