The somewhat timeworn slogan from Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, “Atomkraft – Nein Danke,” is well known, even outside the country. But you hardly ever see or hear it anymore – least of all after the German government decided to phase out nuclear power in 2012, in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. This incident brought the global expansion of nuclear power to a virtual standstill, writes Martin Schachinger of pvXchange. Yet, despite all the latest developments and talk about climate protection in Germany and abroad, there is reason to be concerned that the use of nuclear power as a low-carbon energy source may not be over yet.
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