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German Nuclear-Power Shutdown Wobbles in Europe’s Energy Squeeze

March 25, 2022, 7:49 PM

Economy Minister Robert Habeck cracked open the door to keeping Germany’s nuclear plants running longer as Europe seeks to cut its dependence on Russian energy.

The nation’s last three nuclear reactors are slated to go off line this year under an exit strategy overseen by former Chancellor Angela Merkel. Habeck, a Green party member, has in the past ruled out any reversal.

However, as part of Germany’s strategy to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels following the invasion of Ukraine, Habeck on Friday suggested he would at least re-examine a possible extension of the life of those plants.

“We’ll ...