Skilled trades satisfied with continued operation of nuclear power plants | news
BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The continued operation of the remaining three German nuclear power plants meets with approval from the trade. “It was good that the Federal Chancellor spoke a word of power and thus ensured planning clarity in our companies,” said industry president Hans Peter Wollseifer of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Thursday). He called for “keeping all options open now” in order to expand the energy supply for the companies. “More electricity and gas from more sources are needed for prices to drop.”
The federal cabinet decided on Wednesday not to take the Isar 2, Neckarwestheim 2 and Emsland nuclear power plants off the grid as planned at the end of the year. Instead, they are scheduled to continue until April 15, 2023. Prime Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) had brought about the decision with the help of his policy competence as Chancellor.
According to the Central Association of German Skilled Trades, numerous energy-intensive companies have found themselves in a situation that is threatening their existence. Association President Wollseifer said: “Security of supply and affordability are vital for our companies.”/bf/DP/mis