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Nuclear phase-out can make Germany trailblazer – Merkel

It was on CNN today, I watched it live from Office, and came back and noticing people are talking about it. So it’s a big news. Let all the other countries continue debating about the Nuclear issue and though some are hanging it widely, Germany took the step.

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 can make her country a trailblazer in renewable energy.”

Germany is the biggest industrial power to renounce nuclear energy, in a policy reversal for the governing centre-right coalition. Mrs Merkel set up a panel to review nuclear power following the crisis at Fukushima in Japan.

The crisis, triggered by an earthquake and tsunami in March, led to mass anti-nuclear protests across Germany. The anti-nuclear drive boosted Germany’s Green party, which took control of the Christian Democrat stronghold of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in late March.

Well, you could read the full article here. “We can be the first major industrialised country that achieves the transition to renewable energy with all the opportunities – for exports, development, technology, jobs – it carries with it.” There is no doubt personally from me on How Germany can do it.

Under the German plan the country’s seven oldest reactors – which were taken offline for a safety review immediately after the Japanese crisis – would never be used again. An eighth plant – the Kruemmel facility in northern Germany, which was already offline and has been plagued by technical problems – would also be shut down for good. Six others would go offline by 2021 at the latest and the three newest by 2022.

On the other hand, we have Malaysia plants here discussed to be set up by 2021. Germany has 23% Energy from Nuclear Source, the impressive thing they stated was that this was planned to be a transition point of energy. Where slowly they will shut all and having RE to take over this 23%.

I really don’t know what to say about Malaysia’s current situation on the dealing with Nuclear. But all i mean is, there you go, the big show has gone up. Opinions anyone?