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65% of Germans not happy with Merkel pandering to nuclear lobby

65 percent of respondents agree with the charge leveled by many in the German opposition that Merkel’s center-right coalition mainly took account of nuclear plant operators’ interests in drawing up its energy concept.

Poll: Germans oppose nuclear power extension – BusinessWeek, 10 sept 10, A majority of Germans oppose government plans to put off a shutdown of the country’s nuclear power plants by an average 12 years, according to a poll released Friday.The poll for ZDF television found that 61 percent opposed the plan announced earlier this week to undo a previous government’s decade-old decision to shut down all German nuclear plants by 2021.The poll of 1,221 people — conducted Tuesday through Thursday — found that 33 percent supported the change….

The poll found that

Twenty-two percent disagreed.

The four companies that operate Germany’s 17 nuclear plants — E.ON AG, RWE AG, EnBW AG and the German subsidiary of Sweden’s Vattenfall — had pushed hard to keep them running.

Poll: Germans oppose nuclear power extension – BusinessWeek

September 11, 2010 - Posted by | Germany, politics | , , ,

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