The head of German utility RWE Power has challenged the government over policies to phase out nuclear power in the energy supply chain, in a debate during a conference organised by European industry body Foratom.
Dr Gert Maichel, who also chairs Germany's nuclear power forum, claimed the "anti-nuclear" climate would soften once the importance of nuclear in the energy mix became clear (EED 17/12/01). "I have no doubt that... a change will come as soon as there are [electricity] blackouts," he said at the conference in Lille, France, which drew to a close today.
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