Germany to shut down three more nuclear power stations

 Germany will shut down three of its six remaining nuclear power plants on Friday as it transitions away from nuclear power and toward renewable energy.

The nuclear reactors at Grohnde, Brokdorf, and Gundremmingen will be shut down and disconnected on December 31. According to S&P Global, the cumulative production of the three reactors was 4.2 gigatonnes.

The 2011 nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan, affected Germany's decision to accelerate its move away from nuclear power.

Germany's six nuclear power stations supplied around 12% of the country's electrical generation, with renewable energy accounting for 41%, coal accounting for 28%, and gas accounting for 15%.

The remaining three operational nuclear power stations, Isar 2, Emsland, and Neckarwestheim II, are set to close by the end of 2022.

The German government established lofty climate objectives earlier this year in order to assist the country attain carbon neutrality by 2045. In an interview last week, German Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck stated that the government intends to raise the number of wind turbines by 1,000-1,500 every year.

However, Habeck predicts that Germany will most likely fail its 2022 carbon emission reduction target.

"It will be challenging even in 2023. We're starting with a massive backlog "Habeck stated.

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