Power Play Politician Calls for Nationalization of Electricity Grid

Germany urgently needs to expand and update its power grid to meet its goal of phasing out nuclear energy and going green, but development appears to have short circuited. A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet is calling for a radical change: the partial nationalization of the grid.
A worker helps with the construction of a high-voltage power line in northern Germany.

A worker helps with the construction of a high-voltage power line in northern Germany.

Foto: Jens Büttner/ dpa
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan