News Digest Item
05 Jul 2016

“Court rules against E.ON claim for damages from nuclear phase-out”

Deutsche Welle

The regional court (Landgericht) in Hanover has ruled against awarding damages to German utility E.ON. The energy giant had sued the federal government, as well as several states, over the abrupt decision to temporarily shut down two nuclear power plants after the disaster in Fukushima in March 2011, writes Deutsche Welle. E.ON demanded 382 million euros in damages. The court reasoned that the company had failed to seek immediate legal action after the decision. E.ON had earlier claimed that such a process would not have been dealt with fast enough for the moratorium of only three months. In a similar case, a court in Bonn rejected claims by utility EnBW earlier this year.

Read the article in English here.

Read more about Legal disputes over the nuclear phase-out in this CLEW factsheet.

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