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Germany-Nucl-Aire: Germany closes three of its last six nuclear power plants

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Berlin (Reuters) - Germany has arrested three of its last six nuclear power plants as part of its transition to renewable energies committed as a result of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 in Japan.

Brokdorf, Grohde and Gundremmingen C reactors operated by E.ON and RWE electricity companies were stopped late Friday after three decades and half of operation.

The last three nuclear power plants - ISAR 2, Emsland and Neckarwestheim II - will be stopped by the end of 2022.

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Preussenelektra, which operates the Brokdorf and Grohnde plants, said Saturday that the two power plants had been arrested shortly before midnight Friday. RWE indicated that the Gundremmingen C plant had also ceased its production on Friday night.

The gradual abandonment of energy considered clean and cheap by some is a major step for the first economy of Europe even though it faces ambitious climate goals and an increase in electricity prices .

The six nuclear power plants contributed about 12% of the electricity generation in Germany in 2021, according to the preliminary figures of the BDEW. The share of renewable energies was nearly 41% in the country, coal representing a little less than 28% and the gas about 15%.

Germany wants renewable energies cover 80% of the demand for electricity by 2030, developing the infrastructures related to wind and solar energies.

The new government of Olaf Scholz, which plans to intensify the fight against climate change, has maintained the release of nuclear power in its coalition agreement.

(Report Emma Thomasson, French version Laetitia Volga)

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