Nobel Prize winner in physics and former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu criticized Germany’s energy policy in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper. He accused the country of having the wrong approach to energy and blamed the Green party for spreading false information. Chu advised building new nuclear power plants, questioning whether Germany wants a prosperous economy while achieving climate goals.
In his interview, Chu emphasized the importance of stable and inexpensive electricity, especially for industries such as chemical, petrochemical, and manufacturing plants. He warned that the lack of reliable power could lead to significant impacts on heavy industry and even an exodus from Germany, which would be catastrophic for the economy. Chu urged policymakers to understand the energy needs of these industries in order to create a sustainable future for Germany.
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