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.
Marathon talks have produced an agreement between the government and Germany's coal-producing states on phasing out coal-fired energy plants at the latest by 2038. Some plants will already be shut down this year.
The Philippsburg power station is one of the only plants still operating in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Germany has vowed to start decommissioning every nuclear power facility by the end of 2022.
Despite Germany's decision to phase out coal-fired power plants no later than 2038, one more big plant is slated to be added to the grid in summer. The plan sees supporters and climate activists locking horns.
In the wake of the global student climate strike, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Germany would move further in its efforts to phase out coal. Berlin is hoping to shut down all its coal-powered plants by 2038.
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