Against the energy crisis that broke out due to the Russia-Ukraine War, the nuclear power plant step came from Germany.
German Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck announced that 2 of the 3 nuclear power plants in the country will be held as emergency reserves until mid-April 2023, and the Neckarwestheim in Baden-Württemberg and the Isar 2 in Bavaria will start working longer than originally planned. He argued that the decision to grant permission was just and necessary.
Habeck, “We have enough energy in Germany and we supply this energy to our European neighbors.” said.
Stating that they set out from the worst that could happen, Habeck said, “We are not in a situation where we can hope for the best, we have to wait for the worst.” “We’ve had peaks in euros,” he said.
Saying that a change in the law should be made in order for German nuclear power plants to continue to operate, Habeck refused to permanently operate the last 3 nuclear power plants in Germany for a longer period of time. Referring to the need to eliminate nuclear energy, Habeck said, “We are committed to the phasing out of nuclear energy as regulated in the Atomic Energy Law.”