's alliance government has declared a U-turn of policy that will observe all the country's nuclear power plants phased out by 2022. Germany
The move makes
the largest industrial power to declare strategies to stop nuclear energy. Germany
Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen made the pronouncement following late-night discussions.
Chancellor Angela Merkel made a board to analyze nuclear power following the destruction at
Fukushima in . There have been mass anti-nuclear demonstrations throughout Japan Germany in the rouse of March's crisis, caused by an earthquake and tsunami. Fukushima
Mr. Rottgen said the seven oldest reactors - which were shut down for a protection measure right away after the Japanese emergency- would never be utilized again. An eighth plant - the Kruemmel competency in northern
, which was already offline and has been overwhelmed by technical faults, would also be closed down for good. Six others would go shut down by 2021 at the newest and the three latest by 2022, he said. Germany
Mr. Rottgen said: "It's crystal-clear. The newest end for the last three nuclear power plants is 2022. There will be no part for modification."
Mr. Rottgen said a tax on used up fuel rods, likely to enhance 2.3bn euros (£1.9bn) a year from this year, would stay in spite of the shutdown.
Mrs. Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrats meet up their junior colleagues on Sunday after the morals board had brought its results. She said I think we are on a right direction but several queries have to be thought. If you want to quit then we will have to find out some sturdy and sustainable energy term.
The German Social Democrats and the Greens government have earlier decided to close down nuclear power station till 2021. But last September the government took a decision to expend the life of
’s nuclear reactors with the average of 12 years. Ministers said they required to keep nuclear energy as a "over passing technology" to a greener future. Germany
The move to expand was not accepted in
Germany even before the radioactive leaks at the plant. But following Fukushima , Mrs. Merkel on time scrapped her expansion plan, and declared a review. Fukushima
The nuclear opposed force increased
's Green party, which obtained control of the Christian Democrat monopoly of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in late March. Shaun Burnie, nuclear counselor for environmental campaign group Greenpeace International, told that Germany had already consumed hugely in renewable energy. Germany
"The different studies from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change illustrate that renewable could deliver, mostly, worldwide electricity by 2050," he said.
"Germany is going to be forwarded of the game on that and it is going to earn a huge money, so the message to Germany's manufacturers players is that you can base your energy plans not on nuclear, not on coal, but on renewable."