Vanessa Meury (24) is President of the Swiss Energy Club. She is the young face among all gray atomic friends and thus inevitably attracts attention. Suddenly they are back: the atomic friends. And they feel the morning air. “I think the mood is changing in our favor,” she says, speaking of how she wants to overturn the new construction ban on nuclear power plants from the law. Their goal is clear: at some point another nuclear power plant is to be built in Switzerland.
Your Energy Club Switzerland, which is committed to a “long-term, reliable and environmentally friendly energy policy” has only one goal: In Switzerland, nuclear power should have a future again. The Energy Club wants to start a popular initiative and ask the population about the nuclear issue. The request is titled “Stop the Blackout”.
Replacing nuclear power with new renewable energies – that is a “dangerous mistake” for Meury. As a base energy, nuclear power reliably delivers electricity, unlike the weather-dependent renewable energies. If the sun is not shining, no kilowatt hour of solar power will be produced. “Then you can still set up as many photovoltaic systems. ” The problem of how to store excess solar power from summer for winter on a large scale has also not yet been solved. The fact that politicians are now toying with the option of gas-fired power plants is nonsense in terms of climate policy for Meury – but it will now be necessary as an interim solution, until new nuclear power plants in Switzerland deliver electricity.
She considers it too risky to focus more on imports in winter: “The neighboring countries have to do the samest see that they have enough electricity in the future. ” Meury refers to Germany, which will shut down the last nuclear reactor in 2022 and want to get out of coal. “Didn’t the corona pandemic show that every country behaves in an emergencyst the next is?”