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Opinion Germany must keep — and expand — nuclear power

Germany's Energiewende aims to reduce carbon emissions 65 percent by 2030, 88 percent by 2040. Peter Bergen: Germany has made everything harder for themselves by pursuing a carbon-free future without nuclear power. He says the policy has been exposed as an outright disaster by the war in Ukraine and abandonment of natural gas. Bergen says 70 percent of Germans favor keeping nuclear plants in operation for at least some time past Dec. 31. He asks Chancellor Olaf Scholz to get back in touch with his bold side on nuclear energy policy, Bergen writes; Germany must reverse course and retain nuclear power, he says.