After weeks of examination, Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) presented the results of the stress test on the security of energy supply on Monday evening. The central question of the examination is whether it is considered necessary to continue operating nuclear power plants in winter.

If Finance Minister Christian Lindner has his way, the question of a stretching operation does not even arise. Because the FDP boss wants to run the three remaining German nuclear power plants until 2024 – regardless of the result of the stress test. He told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

“In these times, all possibilities should be used to reduce the price of electricity for people and companies. From my point of view, this is an economic policy stress test that must also play a role alongside the energy policy stress test,” Lindner told the newspaper.

Lindner added: “We also have to recognize that a very large majority of the population is now of the opinion that nuclear energy will make an important transitional contribution. People have concerns.” The FDP leader criticized the argument of his Green coalition partners that Germany had a gas problem but no electricity problem. “Our cities are already dark. At the same time we are told that we have no electricity problem. That doesn’t make sense to me.

What is now needed is “everything from the exploration of domestic oil and gas deposits, which are now economical in view of world market prices, the continued operation of nuclear power plants until at least 2024, through the mobilization of all coal capacities to all colors of hydrogen”. .

With the demand, the traffic light should be further trouble in the house. Because the Greens and SPD reject a general extension of nuclear power.