Green Party reacts to German plans to phase out nuclear power


Germany has announced plans to shut down its 17 nuclear power stations by 2022.

The move comes in the wake of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, which prompted mass anti-nuclear protests across Germany.

Ingrid Nestle of the Green Party reacted to the plans on BBC Radio 5 live: "We are afraid that the government might put up some rules that could mean burning more coal."

"We can actually put renewables instead of nuclear," Nestle explained on Up All Night.

"We will meet our climate targets."

You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website.

Up All Night broadcasts seven days a week 0100 - 0500 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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