Energy Crisis in Germany Reverses Minister Habeck's Decision to Shut Down Nuclear Power Plants
Insisting on the closure of nuclear power plants operating in Germany, Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, Habeck, gave up his decision after increasing pressure. Habeck announced that production will continue at the two nuclear power plants.
As the Energy Crisis debate intensifies in Germany, the Federal Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, who insisted that the last three nuclear power plants operating throughout the country be closed by the end of this year, had to change his stance. Due to increased pressure and criticism.
Habeck announced that production at the Isar 2 nuclear power plants in Bavaria and Neckarwestheim in Baden-Württemberg will continue until April next year, while the Emsland nuclear power plant in Lower Saxony will close at the end of the year as previously agreed.
Stating that most of the nuclear power plants in the neighboring country France do not produce due to maintenance and therefore the projected amount of electricity cannot be sent to Germany, Habeck said that production will continue at the Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim nuclear power plants. There should be no shortage of energy, but the government will make a concrete decision on this issue.
Michael Kretschmer, CDU's Chancellor of the Saxon State, accused Minister Habeck of "not having sufficient and necessary knowledge in the field of energy".
Kretschmer claimed that after the change of power in Berlin, there were difficulties in making political decisions as experts left the Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection.