Verein Kerntechnik Deutschland: Atomic Energy Act must be extended

Trade visitors and companies from all over Germany have come to Leipzig. The Verein Kerntechnik Deutschland represents the nuclear industry and is committed to the continued operation of the three nuclear power plants that are still connected to the grid. Ralf Güldner, member of the board, says: “The facts are clear: we will Have bottlenecks in the energy and power supply. When I then hear our federal government saying that every kilowatt hour counts. All I can say is that the three power plants that will be shut down at the end of the year represent four gigawatts of installed base load capacity.”

Yet before politicians even discuss it leaving power plants connected to the gridyou first have to remove certain hurdles, says Güldner: “You have to change the Atomic Energy Act. The Atomic Energy Act stipulates that commercial electricity generation will end on December 31 of this year. That is a point that can be changed. You would have to change the Atomic Energy Act. It would have to go through the Bundestag and Bundesrat. That would be the prerequisite for us to start planning.”

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