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Federal Cabinet approves Act on Continued Liability for Nuclear Decommissioning and Disposal Costs and Commission for Review of Financing of Nuclear Phase Out

Today the Federal Cabinet approved the “Act on Continued Liability for Nuclear Decommissioning and Disposal Costs”. Further it also approved the establishment of a “Commission for the review of the financing of the nuclear phase out” (Kommission zur Überprüfung der Finanzierung des Kernenergieausstiegs (KFK).

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Energiewende Ministries in New German Cabinet

After the members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) voted in favour of a grand coalition with the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), SPD party chairman Sigmar Gabriel will become Minister of Economics and Energy, with an enlarged ministry now also covering renewable energy. SPD treasurer Barbara Hendricks will become the new Environment Minister in the next cabinet of Angela Merkel (CDU), albeit without responsibility for renewable energy. As a result, the Energiewende shall be managed mainly by the Social Democrats.

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BMU Discusses Nuclear Waste Disposal Safety Requirements with Federal States

Soon after the government confirmed in its Energy Concept to extend the nuclear power stations’ operating time, the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) discussed safety requirements for permanent nuclear waste disposal sites with the federal states.

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Chancellery Invites to Nuclear Energy Talks

The German Chancellery has invited board members of the four major utilities E.ON AG, RWE AG, Vattenfall Europe AG and EnBW AG for 21 January 2010 to discuss nuclear energy issues. Continue reading ‘Chancellery Invites to Nuclear Energy Talks’

Norbert Röttgen Designated New Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Dr. Norbert Röttgen (CDU – Christian Democratic Union) will take over as Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from Sigmar Gabriel (SPD – Social Democratic Party) in the second Coalition Cabinet headed by Chancellor Andrea Merkel (CDU), which is supported by the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Continue reading ‘Norbert Röttgen Designated New Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’

BMU Sponsors Development and Testing of Electric Cars with EUR 9.5 Million

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety will sponsor an electric car pilot project of the car manufacturer Karmann located in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, with EUR 9.5 million.  Continue reading ‘BMU Sponsors Development and Testing of Electric Cars with EUR 9.5 Million’