Winds of Change Will Nuke Phase-Out Make Offshore Farms Attractive?

Sudden fears about nuclear power are causing Germany's government to hasten efforts toward green energy. An unpublished plan calls for a major boost in support for offshore wind farms, but the plan's financing arrangement would mean that any profits enjoyed by companies and banks would come at consumers' expense.
A station and wind energy plants at the offshore wind energy park Alpha Ventus in the North Sea.

A station and wind energy plants at the offshore wind energy park Alpha Ventus in the North Sea.

Foto: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Josh Ward