Energy Crisis

Lucinda Creighton: Dystopian gas shortage scenarios show why we must keep the nuclear option

Germany’s plan to shut down its last three nuclear stations was questionable before Russia’s weaponising of its gas supply. Now such a move could precipitate rationing across Europe not seen since the Second World War

Nuclear power station in Gundremmingen, southern Germany. Reports last week suggested that Germany will consider extending the life of its three remaining nuclear power plants. Picture: AFP via Getty

When facing a looming crisis, it is inadvisable to pursue actions that will, inevitably, accelerate and magnify that crisis.

As Europe faces a winter of unprecedented energy shortages and punitive price hikes, the German government is set to shut down its three remaining nuclear plants, which generate much needed energy for its own, and other European, citizens. In the midst of a war with Russia, a country which is knowingly and deliberately weaponising European access ...