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5th German-Japanese Environment Talks in Berlin

Ursula Heinen-Esser, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), opened the 5th German-Japanese Environment Talks in Berlin yesterday. The conference focuses on smart solutions for a sustainable energy supply including topics like smart cars and smart homes.

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Uncertainty About Legal Basis for Nuclear Power Moratorium and Shutdowns

Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Parliament (Bundestag), told the newspaper Berliner Zeitung that he wanted the Bundestag administration to examine whether the moratorium on the recent nuclear power extension had to be approved by parliament. Questions have also been raised about the legal basis for the request to shut down the seven nuclear power plants.

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3 Month Moratorium for German Nuclear Power Extension

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced a 3 month moratorium on the recently decided nuclear power extension. The announcement comes after massive problems particularly in the Fukushima nuclear power plant following last week’s earth quake in Japan.

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Chancellor Merkel to Meet with Heads of Federal States Following Nuclear Crisis in Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Japan assistance following last week’s massive earth quake, the ensuing tsunami wave and the nuclear crisis in the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Presumably on Tuesday, Mrs Merkel will meet with the premiers of the German states in which nuclear power plants are located, she announced. Meanwhile more and more politicians of the ruling Conservative/Liberal government that passed a nuclear power extension last year openly question nuclear power.

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