There will be no going back to nuclear power under any circumstances, said Ricarda Lang, co-chair of the German Alliance 90/Green party, according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).
In an interview with ZDF, Lang commented on statements by Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) that nuclear power plants, if necessary, would have to be operated until 2024.
“What Christian Lindner wants is nothing less than a return to nuclear energy. And this will not happen to us,” Lang added.
Many people in Germany are concerned about gas supply and energy supply. But, from the point of view of the leader of the greens, people should get answers that fit the problem.
“We have a heat problem, not electricity,” Lang said.
The Greens leader explained that she wishes to wait for a second stress test on the reliability of the electricity supply in Germany. Economy Minister Robert Habek (Greens) is also awaiting the results of this test, which. According to the Ministry of Economy, these results should appear in the next few weeks.
The Greens co-chair also said that the nuclear debate is led by those who have failed to expand renewable energy and evade the energy-saving debate. In such a group of politicians, Lang included, for example, the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Markus Söder (CSU).
“I expect, for example, from Markus Söder, I generally expect from all those who dragged us into this situation, that they will finally become part of the solution,” Lang said, referring to the CDU / CSU, hinting that it was the CDU/CSU bloc that led the government in the federal government for 16 years before coming to power in 2021 of a coalition government of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP.
Lately, many German parties, especially from the CDU/CSU and the FDP, have called for the three remaining nuclear power plants in Germany to continue to operate until the end of the year.
“There are many arguments in favor of not shutting down safe and climate-friendly nuclear power plants, but using them until 2024 if necessary,” Finance Minister Lindner told Bild am Sonntag earlier.