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German government partners agree on energy policy

Energy and Environment

03 July 2015

Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, some coal-fuelled power plants will be shut down with others kept in reserve in case of energy shortages.

German reprocessing waste storage plan proposed

Waste and Recycling

23 June 2015

A proposal for the storage of waste generated from the reprocessing of German used nuclear fuel in France and the UK has been announced by the country's environment minister. The operators of Germany's nuclear power plants have welcomed the proposal.

German nuclear fuel duty is legal, says European court

Nuclear Policies

05 June 2015

Germany's tax on nuclear fuel conforms to European Union laws, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday.

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production


29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.

Germany consolidates nuclear research activities

Nuclear Policies

08 June 2015

The nuclear expertise of Germany's Jülich Research Centre (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and the Experimental Reactor Consortium GmbH (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchsreaktor, AVR) are to be combined into a new enterprise.

Vattenfall, EOn team up on German decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

29 May 2015

Krummel NPP 48EOn and Vattenfall have signed an agreement to cooperate in the decommissioning and dismantling of their jointly owned nuclear power plants in Germany.