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Energy fears rekindle nuclear debate in Germany

Neil King, Kristie Pladson
November 11, 2022

The energy crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced Germany to delay its long awaited nuclear phaseout. How likely is a renaissance of nuclear power amid blackout fears and increased energy prices? What role can "green" nuclear power play in the climate crisis? And why is there no embargo on Russian uranium?


Interviewees featured in this episode:

Alexander Vent, anti-nuclear activist with AgiEL

Franz-Josef Tiering, electrician who has just retired from working in Germany's nuclear industry

Fiete Wulff, spokesperson for Germany's Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency)

Claudia Kemfert, professor of energy and economics at the German Institute of Economic Research in Berlin

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