Germany to end all nuclear power by 2022

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    Germany's ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants.

    Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen made the announcement after a meeting of the ruling coalition that lasted into the early hours of Monday.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel had set up an ethics panel to look into nuclear power following the disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan.

    Germany saw mass anti-nuclear protests in the wake of the disaster.

    'Sustainable energy'

    Mr Rottgen said the seven oldest reactors, which were already subject to a moratorium, and the Kruemmel nuclear power plant, would not resume.

    Six others would go offline by 2021 at the latest and the three newest by 2022, he said.

    Mr Rottgen said: "It's definite. The latest end for the last three nuclear power plants is 2022. There will be no clause for revision."

    Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats had met with its junior partners on Sunday after the ethics panel had delivered its conclusions.

    BBC News - Germany pledges to end all nuclear power by 2022
     
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    Which will increase demand for oil and coal; meanwhile a recent survey revealed only 29% of Americans feel we should not rely more heavily on nuclear as a source of energy
     
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    this is a bad idea
     
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    Actually it's a great idea.

    Just ask the people of Fukushima.
     
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    in the longterm i suspect Fukushima could be a bigger disaster for the indirect impact it has on increasing carbon emissions
     
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    A petroleum crisis---someone raise the price of gas quickly !
     
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    This deserves a retitle.

    1. Germany energy grid fails by 2022.
    2. Germany goes back to coal by 2022.
    3. Germany to have economic collapse by 2022.
    4. Experts predict decline in German economic output by 2022.

    One of the goddamn dumbest moves I've seen by a nation in a long time.
     
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    Yeah, you're going to base the fact that Fukushima was an absolute FREAK accident for every other reactor in the world. Just like you freeznik Luddites did after Chernobyl 24 years ago. There's no chance possible that future safeguards will be developed due to the mistakes made at fukushima? Noooooooo...

    Fucking reactionary dingleberries with the mental capacity of a squashed apricot and the courage of a possum.
     
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    Germany intends to export their emissions. Out of sight, out of mind.
    Clear conscience.
     
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    How's that?

    Fukushima was an incredibly rare occurrence. There are no safety guarantees in life in anything. Nuclear power is still the cleanest energy in existence.
     

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