Scholz reminded that the decision to abandon the use of nuclear energy was actually taken in Germany many years ago and stated that it takes 15 years to build a nuclear power plant.
"It has been phased out by law. If you want to build new nuclear power plants, it would take 15 years and you would have to spend 15 to 20 billion euros each," Scholz said.
The German chancellor reminded that nuclear power plants have started to be abolished in the country and announced that they are turning towards renewable energy.
"With an energy supply based on wind, solar, hydro, and biomass energy and the expansion of renewable energies, we want to cover 80 percent of our electricity needs, and shortly afterward all that is needed. This is the path we are currently on," Scholz emphasized.
In addition, opposition parties in Germany and the coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party (FDP), have been calling for the continued use of nuclear energy for some time.
Source: Anadolu Agency