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Germany Will Publish Progress Report on Nuclear Exit in December

July 24, 2012

Germany plans to publish in December a report to monitor progress on its plan to phase out nuclear- energy generation and power a greater share of Europe’s biggest economy from clean-energy.

The economy and environment ministries will publish a more detailed progress report on the energy switch every three years starting in 2014 in a bid “to readjust if necessary” the program, according to a government reply to questions from the opposition Social Democratic Party.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has decided to shift energy demand away from nuclear power after the accident in Japan last year. Germany plans to shut its remaining nine reactors by 2022 and raise the share of renewables to at least 35 percent of the power mix by 2020. It’s the biggest overhaul of the nation’s energy infrastructure since World War II.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stefan Nicola in Berlin at snicola2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net


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