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'Total Madness': Germany Shuts Country's Remaining Nuclear Power Plants

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2023
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Amid an ongoing energy crisis, Germany closed its final three nuclear power plants in a move critics say is “total madness.”

The Saturday closure of Emsland, Neckarwestheim II, and Isar II, planned over a decade ago as part of the country’s transition to more renewable energy, has been sharply criticized. 

As energy prices spiked last year due to the war in Ukraine, some members of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government got cold feet about closing the nuclear plants as planned on 31 December 2022.

In a compromise, Mr Scholz agreed...

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