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Phase-Out:

Nuclear Before Coal – Almost Half of Germans Think This Is a Mistake

The customer portal Verivox released the results of their survey, in

which they asked if it was a mistake by politics in Germany to

phase-out nuclear before coal. The German coal phase-out is

envisaged for 2038, while the nuclear phase-out is scheduled until

2022. Almost half of Germans (44.1 %) considers this order to be a

“To reach the climate goals, Germany has decided to phase-out coal.

Do you think it was a mistake by politics to phase-out nuclear first?”

climate policy mistake. On the other hand, 49 per cent of the

respondents consider the preferred nuclear phase-out to be the right

choice. Apparently, they assess the potential hazards of nuclear

power higher than the climate load associated with coal-fired power

generation.

For further details

please contact:

Nicolas Wendler

DAtF

Robert-Koch-Platz 4

10115 Berlin

Germany

E-mail: presse@

kernenergie.de

www.kernenergie.de

DATF EDITORIAL NOTES

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All respondents

Yes, in Any Case

Rather Yes

Undecided

Rather No

No, in No Way

29 %

15 %

6 %

17 %

33 %

Responses by age group

18-29

24 %

18 %

9 %

23 %

26 %

30-39

31 %

10 %

5 %

20 %

34 %

40-49

29 %

18 %

6 %

14 %

34 %

50-64

28 %

14 %

8 %

16 %

35 %

65+

31 %

16 %

5 %

15 %

33 %

Yes, in Any Case

Rather Yes

Undecided

Rather No

No, in No Way

Source: Verivox

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