German utilities offer to spend phase-out extras on renewables

9 June 2009

Chairman of the German nuclear forum Walter Hohlefelder said in May that German utilities want to re-negotiate the phase out agreement of 2000. He said that they propose meeting with the German government at 6pm on September 27, the day of the German general election.

He said that the utilities would be prepared to spend the extra financial gains from the plant life extension to support of electricity efficiency and renewable energies as a 'political price.'

Hohlefelder said that nuclear energy and renewables should not be seen as competitors.

He was speaking at the annual German nuclear energy meeting, which attracted about 1400 people from 24 countries.

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