German nuclear exit 'entirely unsound'

14 February 2007

[AFX News, 13 February] German plans to phase out nuclear energy are unsound from an environmental perspective, according to Siemens AG chief executive Klaus Kleinfeld. He said that if all of Germany's nuclear power plants were replaced with gas, coal and oil, then carbon dioxide emissions would increase by 150 million tonnes. Kleinfeld also said that all parties must join to design a viable concept for Germany's future energy production as the country does not yet have a clear concept of how this energy mix is supposed to take shape.

Further information

WNA's Nuclear Power in Germany information paper

WNN: Merkel does not support nuclear phase out