Macron leads rebellion as EU nations break ranks to form energy alliance against Germany

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Macron leads rebellion as EU nations break ranks to form energy alliance against Germany

However, Mr Macron's move promises to be a point of contention with Germany.Germany has a long track record of opposing nuclear power and has inste

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However, Mr Macron’s move promises to be a point of contention with Germany.

Germany has a long track record of opposing nuclear power and has instead pushed for other green sources and renewables in recent years.

Angela Merkel’s Energiewende programme, in particular, has pushed for phasing out Germany’s nuclear power capacity.

In reaction to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has pledged to move away from nuclear by 2022 in favour of carbon-free energy.

Earlier this summer the German Chancellor said: “There are other countries that choose differently, and in doing so it will be easier for them, in some ways, to achieve climate neutrality.



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