The Zwentendorf nuclear power plant in Austria never went online after voters decided against nuclear power in a referendum. Today, some 60 percent of electricity in Austria is generated from renewable sources. The reactor has become a museum.
Prague has always been big on upping the Czech Republic’s nuclear power capacity, but less so on how to finance it. As Brussels looks on with dread, Moscow may be about to ferment more discord on the EU's eastern edges.
There has been talk of building a nuclear power plant on Turkey's Mediterranean coast since the 1970s. Now a Russian-backed project to do so is underway, but experts are skeptical of many aspects of the project.
Germany has measures on the books to close all of the country's nuclear reactors by 2022. Although a majority of people in Germany oppose nuclear power, there are conflicting views on just how to phase it out entirely.
The German cabinet has confirmed that two utilities operating in Germany are entitled to compensation for losses stemming from the country's nuclear phaseout. The move is in line with an earlier top court ruling.
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