Brave New World? - Total Energy Revolution As Germany To Shut All Nuclear Plants By 2022

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Speaking after Germany's shock decision to completely phase out the use of nuclear power by 2022, Dr Matthias Lang, Energy partner at Bird & Bird and co-author of the German Energy Blog, speaks to Energy iQ about where Europe's biggest energy consumer goes from here. In this report, Matthias goes through:

  • The findings of the post-Fukushima leaked Ethics Commission Report

  • The technicalities of the German Energy Turnaround Decision

  • Nuclear Phase-Out 2022

  • A permanent shut-down of the oldest nuclear power plants leaving one as a back up

  • The extension of the Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax and industry opposition to it

  • Energy compensation – the extension of the existing grid and plans for new fossil fuel-based power plants

  • Further cuts to encourage renewables, in particular solar power

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