Angela Merkel's coalition government may not have looked at the nuclear power question for anything more than a "cover your behind" solution. Nonetheless, the wind industry sees last month's decision to phase out Germany's nuclear power generation industry by 2022 as - no pun intended - a windfall. Policy makers say as much as half of the deficit left by the shutdown of nuclear power plants will need to be made up from other power sources, principally wind power.
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Industry Experts See German Nuclear Phaseout as a Wind Fall