29 May '11, 9am

Germans Mount Massive Protest Against Nuclear Power

The governing CDU party made an abrupt about-face after the Fukushima disaster in Japan . After the CDU recovered power from the previous Red-Green coalition, they acted quickly to reverse a law that the Red-Greens implemented to close down nuclear plants. The CDU insisted that permits would be extended only with adequate proof of the safety of nuclear plants. And the nuclear operators were required to put a big chunk of the windfall profits from permit extensions into a fund to support green energy alternatives.

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