Germany's nuclear free decision, phasing out nuclear power plants and switching to renewable energy, has not only had an effect on the domestic front. EU countries could see a cut in their energy supply, and now Russia’s bargaining power is strengthened. This final report of a three-part series on the decision looks at the impact on Germany’s neighbours.

GERMANY is the largest EU economy, geographically at the heart of Europe, but it has taken a unilateral decision to phase out nuclear energy, which has harmful implications for its EU energy partners.

The unilateral decision has also undermined the common EU energy policy.

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Dr. Frank Umbach
By de-commissioning nuclear power plants, Germany may become ever more dependent on Russian gas, although the future import of Russian gas from new gas fields in the Yamal-region in Siberia or the Shtokman-fields in the Barents-Sea is the most expensive option for gas diversification.
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  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
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