Germany’s program to phase out nuclear power plants is a great challenge for energy providers. RWE, which is based in Essen, needs young professionals to implement energy reforms in the region.
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.
A Swiss nuclear reactor - the world's oldest - has been switched off for cable repairs, says the Alpine nation's nuclear authority. Beznau 2 lies near Germany and draws cooling water from a Rhine River tributary.
Renewable energy sources produced a record share of power used in Germany in the first half of 2017. But the country is still not on target to reach its climate goals.
"Energiewende" is Germany's energy transition policy, marking a shift from coal and nuclear towards green power sources. The project has divided voters over rising costs and negligible benefits for the environment.
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