20.06.2017_No121 / News in Brief

Q&A: What Progress Has Germany Made Half Way Down The Phaseout Path?

Policies & Politics

20 Jun (NucNet): The past year saw a number of anticipated developments related to Germany’s policy of phasing out nuclear power by 2022. Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF), spoke to NucNet about what has been accomplished and what remains to be done in Germany half way down the phase-out path. 

Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF)

Mr Güldner said German utilities have accepted the decision to shut down nuclear power stations in 2022, but a question that remains is how to fill the looming energy supply gap.

Mr Güldner also said the transfer of about €24bn ($26.9bn) by German nuclear operators into a new state-run fund for handling and storing nuclear waste will bring together the financial and the operational responsibilities for these tasks.

The interview is online for NucNet Subscribers: http://bit.ly/2slHdVk

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Q&A: What Progress Has Germany Made Half Way Down The Nuclear Phaseout Path? (Insider No.10, 19 June 2017)

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