Tonight, finally, the first reactor of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant will be shut down for good. French, German, Swiss, Luxembourgish and European ecologists are delighted with this event after 43 years of struggle.
In spite of Chernobyl, Fukushima, in spite of its acknowledged dangerousness, it took collective struggle, from the population and the ecologists to obtain the closure of the oldest nuclear power plant in France, which threatened a large cross-border population basin and the largest water table in Europe.
We know that there is still a long way to go. We will be careful not to be caught up in the myth of a nuclear energy compatible with what is at stake for the century to come. Our green family will continue to fight for the phasing out of nuclear power and aim for a 100% renewable energy mix.
Energy efficiency, energy sobriety and the development of renewable energy sources are the only energy model capable of meeting the climate challenges and carrying out the European Green Pact that we defend.
The Fessenheim area can and must become a model of transition for the dismantling but also for the redeployment of employees, their training and the creation of new jobs, as we have always requested.
Let's celebrate this victory of the anti-nuclear movement, and let us prepare ourselves for the next steps that will enable us, together with future generations, to eliminate the nuclear risk from our territories.
- Ska Keller & Philippe Lamberts (co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament),
- Evelyne Huytebroeck & Thomas Waitz (co-Presidents of the European Green Party),
- Annalena Baerbock & Robert Habeck (co-Presidents of the German Greens),
- Djuna Bernard & Christian Kmiotek (co-Presidents of the Luxembourgish Greens),
- Regula Rytz (President of the Green Party of Switzerland),
- Sven Giegold (spokesperson of the German delegation in the European Parliament),
- Anna Deparnay Grunenberg (French-German MEP), Tilly Metz (MEP from Luxembourg),
- Michèle Rivasi & David Cormand (co-Presidents of the French delegation in the European Parliament),
- Julien Bayou, Sandra Regol & Jérémie Iordanoff (National Secretary and Deputy National Secretaries from the French Greens),
- Eva Sas & Alain Coulombel (co-spokespersons of the French Greens)