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Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants
Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2022 | Frank Jordans

Posted on 01/01/2022 10:59:46 AM PST by Olog-hai

Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power.

The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy was first taken by the center-left government of Gerhard Schroeder in 2002. His successor, Angela Merkel, reversed her decision to extend the lifetime of Germany’s nuclear plants in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan and set 2022 as the final deadline for shutting them down.

The three reactors now being shuttered were first powered up in the mid-1980s. Together they provided electricity to millions of German households for almost four decades.

One of the plants — Brokdorf, located 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Hamburg on the Elbe River — became a particular focus of anti-nuclear protests that were fueled by the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in the Soviet Union.

The other two plants are Grohnde, 40 kilometers south of Hannover, and Gundremmingen, 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Munich.

Some in Germany have called for the decision on ending the use of nuclear power to be reconsidered because the power plants already in operation produce relatively little carbon dioxide. Advocates of atomic energy argue that it can help Germany meet its climate targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; eussr; fourthreich; germany; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hunterbiden; nuclear; putin; russia; search; sovietunion
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1 posted on 01/01/2022 10:59:46 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Soon back to the middle ages.


2 posted on 01/01/2022 11:01:22 AM PST by DaxtonBrown
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To: Olog-hai
Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power.

In keeping with the proud German tradition of not being completely insane.
3 posted on 01/01/2022 11:03:41 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Olog-hai

More dependence on Russian energy...


4 posted on 01/01/2022 11:03:56 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Olog-hai

What could go wrong? Everyone knows that in Germany the sun always shines, the wind always blows, and the Russians will never turn off the pipeline that supplies them with natural gas in the middle of the winter.


5 posted on 01/01/2022 11:04:19 AM PST by fireman15
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To: Olog-hai

If they really wanted clean energy, they would build more. Someone’s getting paid.


6 posted on 01/01/2022 11:06:48 AM PST by ArcadeQuarters (Remember the 2020 backstabbers. No more RINOs ever!)
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To: Olog-hai

So freeze in the dark…. Smart


7 posted on 01/01/2022 11:10:56 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. )
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To: Olog-hai
No worries, Germany. The nice gentleman pictured below will be happy to help with your energy shortfall. At what price...well, that’s another story.


8 posted on 01/01/2022 11:11:17 AM PST by Leaning Right (The steal is real.)
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To: Olog-hai

What did Germans use before firewood to heat their homes?


9 posted on 01/01/2022 11:13:09 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
In keeping with the proud German tradition of not being completely insane.

I nominate this for Zinger of the Day!

10 posted on 01/01/2022 11:13:40 AM PST by Thilly Thailor
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To: Olog-hai

The future of Nuclear power is LENR
https://freerepublic.com/tag/lenr/index?tab=articles


11 posted on 01/01/2022 11:15:28 AM PST by Kevmo (I’m immune from Covid since I don’t watch TV.🤗)
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To: Olog-hai

Nuclear energy is the safes energy known.
It is just that people are scare by “radiation”, getting killed by suffering antagonizing cancer death.
The nuclear safety guidelines are way (orders of magnitudes) overprotective!

Facts -
1) Nobody (0)died of radiation from Fukushima!
2) Nobody (0) died at Three mile island!
3) ~47 people died from Chernobyl disaster, couple of hundreds got seriously sick there. Chernobyl was caused by chain of subsequent six errors, each of them could stop it. And that was Soviet era reactor, not the safest design!
4) Even in Hiroshima/Nagasaki the cancers among survivors increased by “statistically significant” 5%!
It is estimated that Hiroshima/Nagasaki killed by cancer about 334 initial survivors! (most people there burned to death or were otherwise killed by the explosion, not by the radiation.)
5) There are few and far between minor nuclear accidents which killed/got sick some more people. Mostly by gross negligence.


12 posted on 01/01/2022 11:16:30 AM PST by AZJeep (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0AHQkryIIs)
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People who work in the nuclear power industry have a lower rate of cancer than the general population. The same is true of professional pilots and people who live at high altitudes who also have a higher level of radiation exposure.


13 posted on 01/01/2022 11:23:18 AM PST by fireman15
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German nuclear power could suffer serious problems if there was an earthquake with a tidal wave. Of course therefore a German Godzilla could emerge. Or perhaps a huge manatee.


14 posted on 01/01/2022 11:25:37 AM PST by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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To: Olog-hai

While mandating electric vehicles and banning natural gas cooking and heating like parts of the USA?


15 posted on 01/01/2022 11:26:05 AM PST by llevrok (Pronouns: Me/myself/& I)
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Go Germany! Everyone knows renewable energy like solar cells and windmills work best in the icy cloudy hinterlands! /s


16 posted on 01/01/2022 11:27:15 AM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Olog-hai

Another example of Angela Merkel pandering to a lunatic constituency group. At least it’s not as bad as opening the country to a flood of migrants and fake “refugees.”


17 posted on 01/01/2022 11:27:37 AM PST by LuxAerterna (/)
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To: KingLudd

The bodies of people from countries they conquered.


18 posted on 01/01/2022 11:29:41 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Olog-hai

Germans love their cold. Shivering in the dark is a long time favorite, now a full time reality. Next year, even less power as the remainder of those evil power plants shut down.

Putin is all smiles.


19 posted on 01/01/2022 11:32:30 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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Germans love their cold.

Then they must have really loved Stalingrad.

20 posted on 01/01/2022 11:35:14 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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