Germany’s energy crisis sparks fresh nuclear power debate

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Germany’s foreign minister said she sees no reason to extend the operating lives of the country’s last three nuclear power plants – despite the energy crunch linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine – but government remains divided on the sensitive subject. Annalena Baerbock said she believes Germany’s final phase-out of nuclear power at the end of the year remains the correct thing to do. “[This is based on] the facts that I know right now and with a view to what our challenge is,” she said. The challenge is not the supply of electricity but of gas, the Green politician said on Friday evening at “Th…

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