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© CCBY - Flickr - Brewbooks Aerial view of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant in southern Germany.
German environmentalists accepted the principle of an extension of a nuclear power plant in Bavaria on Monday 25 July 2022 which is due to close this year, subject to electricity shortage next winter. A new decline for the Greens who have already had to accept the temporary recovery of coal -fired power plants to cope with the explosion of the price of Russian gas.
Party management in the German government coalition of the Greens accepted Monday July 25, 2022 the principle of extending the Isar 2 nuclear power plant for six months in eastern Bavaria in the event of a threat of electricity shortage next winter , reports the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung Tuesday.
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© Lactheo/Pixabay The United States certifies its first model of Modular Nuclear Nuclear The Nuclear SMR Nuclear "Small Reactor" model created United States is expected to obtain certification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This is the first time that an SMR model has been certified. The Nuscale SMR model could fulfill all the security requirements, this small reactor should obtain certification according to World Nuclear News .
The Isar 2 nuclear power plant is supposed to be put out of service before 2023 after Chancellor Angela Merkel to stop civilian nuclear in the country after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2015.
Ecologists would therefore be 'Agreement to operate this central six months more to compensate for the possible lack of Russian gas for electricity production. According to information from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the environmental minister of the economy, Robert Habeck has put a prerequisite: that the advantages prevail over the risks which will be established during a future general test of the power supply at national scale.
The Greens remain, however, against a general extension of the lifespan of these power plants and the purchase of new nuclear fuels, which certain German conservatives are starting to ask.
savings of 3.5 percent: Energy consumption in Germany has dropped
Germany in the past six months less energy. Mild weather and energy savings are given as the main reasons. © Photo: Imago A hand presses a light switch (archive image). Energy consumption in Germany fell by 3.5 percent in the first half of the year compared to the previous year after preliminary calculations.
The German Greens have already agreed to relaunch coal
on Monday, the Russian company Gazprom announced that it again reduced the gas supply via the North Stream 1 gas pipeline from July 27 to 20 % of its full capacity, in the name of a maintenance problem. An argument rejected by the German government for which it is a pretext and a political decision to weigh on Westerners within the framework of the conflict in Ukraine.
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in the face of the explosion of the price of gas due to the war in Ukraine, the German government announced on June 19 that it was going to use the power plants more to coal despite their environmental cost . An announcement that was going against what the Ecologist Minister of the Economy had announced in February 2022, promising to get out of coal by 2030. It is bitter, but it is essential to reduce consumption of gas, had reacted the environmental minister of the economy Robert Habeck.
to meet emergency plan: Germany has to save more gas than any other EU country .
The EU countries have decided to reduce their gas consumption by at least 15 percent by spring. Germany has to save more than others. © Photo: Imago/Christian Ditsch Flame of a gas stove-Germany saves more gas than any other EU country (symbol image). Germany has to reduce its absolute gas consumption as much as no other EU country in order to achieve the savings of the European Union of 15 percent.