Germany leads the way by favouring solar over nuclear

When the BBC reported this weekend that “Germany’s coalition government has announced a reversal of policy that will see all the country’s nuclear power plants phased out by 2022,” the sun shone a little brighter for those of us at Our Solar Future.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be commended for having the courage and the will to change direction on an earlier decision that would have prolonged Germany’s nuclear reactors. “We believe that we can show those countries who decide to abandon nuclear power – or not to start using it – how it is possible to achieve growth, creating jobs and economic prosperity while shifting the energy supply toward renewable energies,” she said. The full story at the BBC can be seen here.

Germany’s announcement, along with with news from GE last week saying that “solar may be cheaper than fossil power in five years,” is significant for those of us working to advance a green energy policy. Inspiring evidence that momentum is gaining toward a world that doesn’t depend on nuclear energy or fossil fuels.

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