German policymakers mull extending nuclear power – but challenges loom

The ongoing energy crisis has the country’s politicians seeking solutions, and while the nation is already burning more coal, the option of keeping nuclear plants running past their decommissioning dates is being considered. Although doing so could prove difficult, say utilities.
Photo: Christian Mang/REUTERS / X03862
Photo: Christian Mang/REUTERS / X03862

Germany has already decided to fire up two otherwise offline coal plants as part of efforts to mitigate the current energy crisis. However, for the country to have any chance of weaning itself off Russian fuel supplies, even more will be needed.

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