Germany's nuclear free decision taken after Japan suffered a nuclear reactor crisis in Fukushima following the earthquake and tsunami in March, 2011, was immediate and unilateral. It announced a plan to phase out all its nuclear plants and turn exclusively to renewable energy. This special report is the first in a series of three which examines the pros and cons behind that decision to go it alone within the EU.

THE German Bundestag voted by a big majority in June, 2011, to abandon nuclear power by 2022 and become a ‘green energy island’ based on 100 per cent renewables (RES) by 2050.

The combined capacity of nuclear power in Ger...

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Dr. Frank Umbach
The future overall supply security and energy policy options had already been limited by the government’s decision to end domestic hard coal production by 2018
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