20.07.2022, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart: Winfried Kretschmann (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Ministerpräsident von Baden-Württemberg, nimmt an einer Plenarsitzung des Landtags von Baden-Württemberg teil. Foto: Marijan Murat/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

In principle, the Greens would not move away from their “No” to nuclear energy. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) said this in an interview with ZDF “heute journal”. When the moderator asked, Kretschmann became clearly angry.

Moderator Christian Sievers asked whether the Greens would continue to reject an extension of nuclear power lifetimes. No sooner had Sievers finished his question than Kretschmann replied: “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I didn’t say that.”

Kretschmann had previously stated that a decision on whether to continue operating the three nuclear power plants could not yet be made. He first wanted to wait for the result of a stress test on security of energy supply. “It’s only about a temporary, possible extension of nuclear power plants that are still running,” he said.