Abandoning nuclear power would be Europe’s biggest climate mistake
Should we continue the nuclear phaseout? Nuclear power is reliable, clean, and, despite all the disaster stories, one of the safest forms of energy. Now, a decade after Angela Merkel’s decision to axe Germany’s nuclear power stations, experts are branding such closures a “climate tragedy”. In the lead up to COP26, former chief leader and city editor of the Financial Times, Jonathan Ford, sets the story straight on nuclear power as he reviews the implications of denuclearizing in the age of the climate crisis.