german news magazine Der Spiegel spoke with a 54-year-old man who has always been in favor of the company’s plans to phase out nuclear power by the end of 2022. Until now, they feared that Russia would cut its natural gas supply.
He’s not the only one.
A poll commissioned by DER SPIEGEL revealed some pretty shocking figures. According to a survey conducted by online pollster Civey, only 22% of those surveyed are in favor of closing his three nuclear power plants still in operation in Germany. As planned at the end of the year. 78% of those surveyed are in favor of keeping power plants running until the summer of 2023. Months, but no new fuel rods available. Even among Green party supporters there are slightly more in favor of this approach….
These responses suggest a significant change in German attitudes towards nuclear power. 67% are in favor of keeping nuclear power plants running for the next five years, and only 27% are against. The only group without a clear majority in favor of running the factory for the next five years is the Green Party supporters….
When asked whether Germany should build new nuclear power plants because of the energy crisis, 41% of respondents said yes. The results are surprising, especially when compared to past studies. Thirty-three years ago, a pollster asked a similar question on behalf of his DER SPIEGEL. At the time, only 3% of respondents believed that Germany should build new factories.
Officially, Germany is considered to be moving to green energy, but these poll figures suggest that people may be interested in returning to the old energy status quo. It’s slowly crumbling down. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is now accelerating this change, questioning many old beliefs or even completely overturning them…. The energy security that people have taken for decades is undermining.Costs have risen.
As a result, the old German dogma appears to be crumbling: the rejection of nuclear energy. Concerns are on the back burner or disappearing. Radiation from nuclear waste? Safety risk? Risk of catastrophe? who cares. These are things to worry about when you have work fever. First electricity, then ethics.
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