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CDU economic wing: jumping over the shadows when it comes to nuclear power

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Steam rises from the cooling tower of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant. The economic wing of the CDU wants the remaining three nuclear power plants in Germany to have their operating lives extended. Photo: Armin Weigel/dpa

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In order to prevent a gas shortage, the business wing of the CDU wants the remaining three nuclear power plants to be extended. They call on Federal Minister of Economics Habeck to give in.

In view of the gas crisis, the economic wing of the CDU has asked Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) to agree to an extension of the service life of the remaining three nuclear power plants in Germany.

«Before citizens sit in the cold and companies are shut down, the federal government must jump over its shadow. This also includes extending the lifetime of the nuclear power plants, »said the chairwoman of the CDU’s SME and Economic Union (MIT), Gitta Connemann, of the German Press Agency in Berlin.

The CDU member of the Bundestag warned that the heating period would start in twelve weeks. “Now there can be no more taboos.” Habeck «should not explain. He must act. Also for medium-sized companies”. Connemann criticized that “the half-life of Federal Minister Habeck’s forecasts is getting shorter and shorter”. Habeck is now talking about a gas crisis. “This means that every kilowatt hour counts,” said the CDU politician.

After the drastic reduction in gas supplies by Russia, the federal government declared the alarm level in the gas emergency plan on Thursday. “Gas is now a scarce commodity in Germany,” said Habeck, who called for saving gas. However, the security of supply is currently guaranteed. At least for the moment, gas consumers do not have to fear that their suppliers will terminate their supply contracts and demand higher prices. This would require a further step by the Federal Network Agency.