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Press release on Climate | Energy

No deficit in supply of electricity expected

The phasing out of nuclear energy use, due to be complete by 2020, will not compromise Germany’s electricity supply.  This is the core conclusion of a new study by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) titled Atomausstieg und Versorgungssicherheit [Quitting nuclear energy and supply security]. News headlines last week depicted a situation whereby Germany would experience shortages of electricity by 2012 at the latest if the date to discontinue use of nuclear energy is complied with.  UBA objects to these statements citing its own calculations. ”Power supply security is not in jeopardy in Germany, and there is no ”gap” anticipated”, said UBA President Prof. Dr. Andreas Troge. read more

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