Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg unexpectedly supported the plans of German Finance Minister Christian Lindner to extend the operation of nuclear power plants. The Epoch Times writes about this on October 13.
FDP leader Christian Lindner has received unexpected support for extending the life of German nuclear power plants from Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. In an interview with ARD talk show host Sandra Meischberger, Thunberg questioned the usefulness of phasing out nuclear energy.
Thunberg said she finds the idea of stimulating coal-based energy production during the gas crisis problematic. According to many climate activists, nuclear energy is more preferable than energy obtained by burning coal.
Regarding the German nuclear power plants, Thunberg said the following: “If they are working, I think it would be a mistake to turn them off and switch to coal.”
The climate activist explained that re-commissioning previously shut down coal-fired power plants is a “bad idea”. The 19-year-old climate activist stressed that she prefers renewable energy sources, but at the same time she understands the “need to protect citizens from excessive energy costs.”
Given the current situation, according to Thunberg, nuclear power is preferable to a return to burning fossil fuels.