Germany shutsdown last 3 nuclear power plants on April 15, 2023

The decade-long debate about the the role of nuclear power in Germany flared up for a last time before the remaining three reactors are shut down on Saturday 15 April. Politicians from government coalition party FDP and the opposition came out against the phase-out, which is also viewed with scepticism by some scientists, parts of industry, and many citizens. Government ministers countered that the calls for revisiting the nuclear exit decision during the technology’s final week of operation were mainly politically motivated, as power supply security, price stability and the climate targets would not be negatively affected by the phase-out that was agreed in a broad political consensus.