Environmental organizations are challenging the EU classifying nuclear power and gas as sustainable energy sources at the European Court of Justice. They say the green investment should not go to these industries.
Germany is shutting down its last three atomic power plants this weekend after previously delaying the nuclear phaseout due to the war in Ukraine.
13 Oct 2022
Germany's nuclear shutdown is likely to be delayed, due to concerns about power supplies this winter. It's been over a decade since Germany decided to abandon atomic power. But energy shortages, caused by Russia's war on Ukraine, have forced a rethink.
17 Sep 2022
The much-discussed decision is here: Germany will keep two of its three remaining nuclear power plants - at least for now. Some want them longer. Either way, the move marks a policy change long considered unthinkable.
13 Sep 2022
German Chancellor Scholz and Israeli Prime Minister Lapid have held talks on topics including the nuclear deal with Iran. Lapid stressed the danger that would be posed by a nuclear-armed Iran.
28 Aug 2022
In a break with previous policy, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a plan to revive nuclear energy. The country seeks to extend the operating life of existing nuclear plants and build new ones.
6 Jul 2022
President Yoon Suk-yeol is going all in on nuclear power, both at home and abroad, marking a shift from his predecessor's undecided approach.
14 Mar 2022
France to build up to 14 new nuclear reactors by 2050, says Macron. Emmanuel Macron has announced a “renaissance” for the French nuclear industry with a vast programme to build as many as 14 new reactors, arguing that it would help end the country's reliance on fossil fuels and make France carbon neutral by 2050.
12 Feb 2022
France's President Macron calls nuclear energy "sustainable" and is expanding the nuclear power grid. French people support him, but other European countries have taken their nuclear reactors offline over concerns about disasters like Fukushima.
5 Feb 2022
Germany has objected to draft EU plans to label nuclear power plants as an environmentally friendly energy source that can help countries reach their climate change goals. Chancellor Olaf Scholz's new three-party coalition government voiced its objections in a formal letter to Brussels, ministers said on Saturday.
14 Nov 2020
Germany must completely rework its nuclear power phase out compensation system, the country's top court has ruled. A 2018 change to the nuclear act was deemed to be "unreasonable."
17 Nov 2019
This renewed Russia-Africa partnership could become another debt trap for Africa. African leaders should tread with caution signing nuclear power deals with their newfound friend – Vladimir Putin, says DW's Isaac Mugabi.