Following the German constitutional court’s ruling this week upholding the government's 2011 decision to accelerate the nuclear exit, nuclear plant operators are continuing legal proceedings against the state, Jost Müller-Neuhof writes in Tagesspiegel. According to the newspaper, six lawsuits filed by the utilities are pending with administrative courts alone. The companies are eager to obtain more information on Chancellor Angela Merkel's motives for revoking her government’s 2010 decision to extend the service life of Germany’s nuclear plants, and how this decision was implemented legally, Müller-Neuhof writes. Apart from the proceedings in German courts, Swedish utility Vattenfall is also claiming 5 billion euros in damages through the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, the author writes.
Read the article in German here.
Read more on the the constitutional court’s judgement in this CLEW article.