Helpful studies, documents and policy papers.
German nuclear phase-out enters the next stage: electricity supply remains secure _ [...] - in English
Researchers at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) analyse the effect of shutting down all nuclear power stations by 2022 on the stability of the power system, as well as the benefits of a public fund for nuclear decommissioning and waste storage.
Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) website – In English
Gives a detailed overview of nuclear safety and nuclear waste management issues in Germany by the federal agency in charge of these issues.
Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power is fundamentally sensible from an economic perspective(2015) - in English
Analysis by Erik Gawel and Sebastian Strunz from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research on why the undeniably challenging target of phasing out nuclear energy by 2022 makes economic sense, and why the simultaneous phase-out of fossil fuels is feasible.
Nuclear waste report (Atommüllreport) – in German
Website Atommüllreport gathers news and other data on radioactive waste storage and the decommissioning of nuclear power stations. It is operated by a group of environmental NGOs.
Liquidität und Werthaltigkeit der Anlage der freien Mittel aus der Bildung von Rückstellungen für Stilllegung [...] - in German
Study by Wolfgang Irrek and Michael Vorfeld of the Hochschule Ruhr West (HRW) on the provisions utilities have made for decommissioning and nuclear waste storage.
Finanzielle Vorsorge im Kernenergiebereich – Etwaige Risiken des Status quo und mögliche Reformoptionen, BBH (2014) – in German
This legal expertise from the firm Becker Bückner Held (BBH) and Wolfgang Irrek of the Hochschule Ruhr West (HRW) for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy examines problems with the current system for financing nuclear decommissioning, which requires nuclear operators to set aside financial provisions. It looks at the legal aspects of a state-operated fund that would safeguard financing for the long-term costs of the nuclear phase-out.
Atomrückstellungen für Stilllegung/Rückbau und Entsorgung, FÖS (2015) – in German
In this short analysis, Swantje Küchler and Bettina Meyer look at the financial provisions for nuclear decommissioning and waste storage by the big four utilities as of the end of 2014, and call for more transparency in the process.
Nuclear waste governance - an international comparison, Brunnengräber et. al. (2015) – in English
This volume examines the national plans currently under development by ten Euratom countries, plus Switzerland and the United States, to address high-level radioactive waste storage and disposal.
“National nuclear waste storage programme” […], BMUB (2015) – in German
German Environment Ministry plan for finding and building a nuclear waste repository in Germany, which indicates the volume of radioactive waste Germany will have to store in 2080.
Anlagenspezifische Sicherheitsüberprüfung deutscher Kernkraftwerke [...] - RSK (2011) - in German
Security analysis of German reactors after Fukushima by the reactor security commission at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The report states that while an accident like the one in Fukushima is highly unlikely in Germany, some German nuclear power stations lack precautions against flooding.
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