London — Germany’s planned phasing out of nuclear power will continue with the closure next Tuesday of the 1.5 GW Philippsburg 2, leaving six reactors with a combined 8 GW online for the next 2-3 years. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Operator EnBW is set to disconnect the reactor from the grid at 7 pm local time (1800 GMT) on December 31. The reactor in southwest Germany has generated more than 375 TWh since it was commissioned in 1984, covering a sixth of power demand in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the company said. Federal environment minister, Svenja Schulze, said in a statement that the consensus in Germany behind the nuclear phase-out was “rock solid”. The last reactor will close by the end of 2022. “The nuclear exit makes our country safer [as it avoids radioactive waste]…It is important to emphasize in times […]