Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany. Imago / Scanpix photo.
Germany may not be able to replace all Russian natural gas imports, so it is considering filling the gap with nuclear energy, which Berlin plans to completely abandon by the end of the year.
Olaf Scholz, the chancellor, and Robert Habeck, the economy minister, spoke at the government’s open day held in Berlin on Sunday, and said that there is a possibility of starting the last three oil reactors after December.
According to him, this is being considered only because of the great concern that Europe’s largest economy will not be able to replace the supply of natural gas to Russia.
What worries me is that there is no ready answer to the question of what will happen when the gas runs out, said O. Scholz, quoted by Bloomberg. If we make a decision to keep them (nuclear power plants V) operating to make sure that we will not have any problems, it will contribute very little to the solution of our problem, because we are only talking about the production of electricity.
According to the chancellor, the security of supply study, which will help Germany decide on a nuclear power plant, will be prepared by the end of the month or the beginning of September.
There is no scenario where there is no gas, but there is a scenario where there is not enough gas in storage and supply in other forms is not as available as before, said R. Habeck.
As much as I thought it was wrong to go into nuclear power, I have to face that question. He is complicated, says the Minister of Economy.
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