Status: 07/26/2022 01:07
According to a press report, in view of the energy crisis, the FDP wants to keep Germany’s nuclear power plants in operation until 2024 – otherwise there is a risk of an energy shortage. So far, the last reactors should stop at the end of the year.
In the debate on extending the lifetime of nuclear power plants, the FDP has come out in favor of extending the lifetime until spring 2024.
“This is the period when we are threatened with energy shortages. That is why we have to prepare for it,” said the energy policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, Michael Kruse, of “Bild”.
Batteries should be disconnected at the end of 2022
The party thus names a concrete timetable for its efforts to continue to operate the three German nuclear power plants still in operation beyond December 31. With their request for an extension of the term, the Liberals had caused resentment within the traffic light coalition. The SPD and especially the Greens are skeptical.
The leader of the FDP parliamentary group, Christian Dürr, also pleaded for an extension of the mandate. “We are waiting for European solidarity for the winter,” he said. Germany must also show solidarity. “So you have to use everything that can contribute to the production of electricity. Nuclear power plants are one of them,” he added.
The government wants to wait for the stress test
The Union also promotes the possibility of at least limited continued operation beyond the end of the year. On Monday, the federal government spoke of another stress test on the security of electricity supply for the coming winter, the result of which it wanted to await.