German Energy Apocalypse Update IV
Last week, we saw that German Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck planned to keep the nuclear plants Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 idling in “hot-standby” mode, following a stress-test that revealed these plants are crucial to the stability of the electrical grid in southern Germany. Prior to the energy crisis, both were scheduled for permanent decommissioning at the end of the year. Immediately after the announcement, Preussen-Elektra, the company that runs Isar 2, sent a letter to one of Habeck’s state secretaries declaring the proposal to be unworkable.
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