Greenwashing after the Phase-Out German 'Energy Revolution' Depends on Nuclear Imports

Germany's decision to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022 has rapidly transformed it from power exporter to importer. Despite Berlin's pledge to move away from nuclear, the country is now merely buying atomic energy from neighbors like the Czech Republic and France.  
Von Laura Gitschier und Alexander Neubacher
The Czech Republic's nuclear power plant in Temelin: Germany is now exporting atomic energy from its neighbors.

The Czech Republic's nuclear power plant in Temelin: Germany is now exporting atomic energy from its neighbors.

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein