06 Jun '11, 5pm

German government rubberstamps plan to close nuclear plants and scraps deep cuts to solar feed-in tariffs

Germany's Federal Cabinet has today backed plans to gradually shut down all 17 of the country's nuclear power plants by 2022 and accelerate investment in renewable energy supplies, in response to Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The cabinet today approved draft legislation announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel last week to amend the Atomic Energy Act and adopt the Renewable Energy Law. FURTHER READING Airline emissions trading will spark trade wars, industry warns EU Reports: EPA considers delay to power plant emissions rules It was also revealed that deep cuts to photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FIT), which were to come into effect as of March 2012 will be scrapped. A report on the government's website today said there would be "no significant changes for electricity from photovoltaic facilities from those made in 2010". According to Dow Jones , the government has now dec...

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