Germany faces nuclear choice over blackouts
Published 15/07/2011 | 05:00
Germany is facing the prospect of power shortages and a winter blackout unless it restarts a mothballed nuclear plant, raising doubts over the government's plans to move the country away from atomic energy in the next decade.
The German Federal Network Agency, has said the country could face shortages unless there is sufficient capacity in reserve.
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Germany shut down seven reactors and committed itself to phasing out all of its 17 reactors by 2022.
But Matthias Kurth, head of the agency, said one of the plants may have to be reopened. (© Daily Telegraph, London)