Germany: government shuts down three reactors

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Published on 01/01/2022

On December 31, Germany definitively shut down three fully operational nuclear reactors, representing 4 GW of low-carbon, cheap and controllable electricity production capacity, in the midst of a climate and energy crisis.

If its leaders considered that the electricity grid of the country and its neighbors could afford the closure of three additional controllable plants, why not have closed three coal plants instead?

Thank you to the German operators of the Gundremmingen, Grohnde and Brokdorf power stations for 37 years of low-carbon electricity, and nearly half a billion tonnes of CO2 avoided.

Their story is one of dedication and commitment. The world is indebted for their contribution to saving the climate.