Germany to Continue to Fund Foreign Nuclear Power

From Power Engineering

By Diarmaid Williams

The German news magazine, Der Spiegel, reported this week that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government will continue to use public money to guarantee the construction of nuclear power stations in other countries, despite a programme to shut down nuclear power plants in Germany itself.

The government is set to ignore a unanimous vote by the Bundestag’s (parliament’s) Committee for Sustainable Development to stop financial backing for foreign nuclear energy projects.

Chairman of the committee, Andreas Jung, from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, said it was “a gross contradiction that we are pushing forwards with the change in energy generation while supporting atomic energy abroad.”

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