Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German energy supplier E.ON, gives a press conference in Duesseldorf, western Germany. E.ON and RWE cancelled their plan to build nuclear power stations in Britain.(Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German energy supplier E.ON, gives a press conference in Duesseldorf, western Germany. E.ON and RWE cancelled their plan to build nuclear power stations in Britain.
(Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain Regrets Selling Its Energy Industry

April 4, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Britain’s energy-generating strategy is in ruins after German power companies pull out.
 

Britain may not be able to get the electricity it needs after two German companies backed out of plans to build up to six more nuclear reactors on March 29. E.ON and rwe ag blamed their decision on the rising cost of nuclear power and the German government’s decision to end nuclear power in Germany.

“This is a devastating blow which leaves the UK government energy strategy in tatters,” said the national secretary for energy of the general union gmb. “New nuclear is an essential component in keeping the lights on in the UK.”

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