31 Oct '11, 9pm

Germany Folds on Nuclear Power

Germany Folds on Nuclear Power

Editor's Note: This is part of the IEEE Spectrum special report: Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Power . Among major industrialized nations, Germany has long stood out for its deep ambivalence about nuclear power. So it wasn't much of a surprise when, two months after the Fukushima crisis began, Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen announced that Germany would shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022. And the phaseout began immediately: Rottgen declared that eight of the country's oldest reactors, seven of which had been idled after Fukushima, would never go online again. So what now? Germany's 17 reactors had provided 28 percent of its power. To make up for the energy shortfall, officials named some of the usual suspects: offshore wind farms , coal-fired power plants fitted with carbon sequestration technology , and additional transmission lines to accommodate added r...

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