Nuclear double standards: Traffic light coalition relies on imported nuclear power from France

According to a report in the newspaper “Bild”, the Federal Network Agency in Germany is working to ensure energy stability by importing nuclear power from France. The Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWK) has confirmed a corresponding needs analysis by the network agency. The analysis assumes that Germany will phase out the use of nuclear energy by law and that the capacity of French nuclear power plants will be limited. The BMWK confirmed these points in an answer to a parliamentary question from the deputy CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader Jens Spahn (presse-augsburg: 12.0623).


Traffic light coalition conceals Germany’s electricity problem and relies on nuclear power from France

The newspaper’s corresponding report states that the traffic light coalition has been downplaying the electricity problem in Germany since the beginning of the crisis. An unnamed spokesman said: “The traffic light has been downplaying the electricity problem since the beginning of the crisis. Without nuclear power from France we would be stuck. The traffic light is the coalition of nuclear double standards.”

Traffic light coalition conceals Germany's electricity problem and relies on nuclear power from France. Are we dependent on foreign energy?
Traffic light coalition conceals Germany’s electricity problem and relies on nuclear power from France. Are we dependent on foreign energy?
Bild: © Raimond Spekking

FDP spokesman reveals the Greens’ problematic dependency on expensive nuclear power from France

The energy policy spokesman for the FDP, Michael Kruse, also commented on the “Bild” newspaper. He criticized that the Greens’ energy transition was largely dependent on nuclear power imports from France. This is problematic because this electricity is not available to Germans and companies here as cheaply as electricity from the German nuclear power plants that were recently shut down. He emphasized that it was difficult to understand.


Alarming increase: Germany’s electricity imports are increasing rapidly – are we dependent on foreign energy?

According to the report, Germany’s electricity imports are steadily increasing. In the period from January to March, a total of 12.1 million megawatt hours of electricity was purchased from abroad, which corresponds to an increase of 15.2 percent compared to the previous year. At the same time, 21.3 million megawatt hours were sold abroad, which corresponds to a decrease of 9.8 percent. Since April, the volume of imports has exceeded the volume of exports.

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