28 Mar '14, 1pm

Is the Ukraine Crisis Compromising Germany's Renewable Energy Future?

Is the Ukraine Crisis Compromising Germany's Renewable Energy Future?

Merkel launched the drive to transition the country away from nuclear after Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster. Since then, the "Energiewende" — roughly, "energy turnaround" — has created increasing headaches. Now, the tensions with Russia could complicate the plans further. Germany, other European countries and the U.S. have slapped some sanctions on Moscow and threatened to impose more. The problem, however, is that Germany and several European economies depend heavily on Russian energy. Germany gets about a third of its natural gas and crude oil from Russia. Merkel is still pushing ahead with the plan to shift away from nuclear energy. But if the situation with Russia escalates and Germany decides to try and reduce its reliance on Russian gas, there could be problems staying on track. What's Happened So Far? Deciding to switch off nuclear reactors by 2022 was popular in Ge...

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