News Digest Item
29 Jun 2018

Federal parliament approves compensation for nuclear power operators

Die Welt

The German federal parliament has adopted legislation to allow for energy companies that had invested in nuclear power plants to receive compensation worth millions of euros, Die Welt reports. In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the German government decided to accelerate the phase-out of nuclear energy, and to complete the process by 2022. Under a 2016 ruling, electricity companies must be indemnified for losses resulting from this decision. The exact amount of compensation has not yet been determined.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the factsheet Legal disputes over the nuclear phase-out and the dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

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