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Mapping Weak Signals

Inspired by: FP7 » Germany is turning pro-nuclear force

version: 2 / updated: 2009-11-27
id: #402 / version id: #199
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Originally submitted by: Tuomo Kuosa
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 5 - Energy

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Knowledge for energy policy-making

Signal's headline

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Germany is turning pro-nuclear force

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Angela Merkels CDU won the German parliamentary elections. Immediatelly after the victory CDU declared that they want to expand the use of nuclear force beyond 2032, which used to be the date of ending the use of nuclear force. Germany is one of the strongest players in EU energy politics.


politics, energy, production, nuclear, fission, Germany

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 Whole EU may start to build nuclear reactors re-emerging
mainly beneficial

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

First Germany decides to expand the use of nuclear reactors. Then they decide to build more reactors. Then they influence EU energy politics towards pro-nuclear force.


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Level 3: important for the European Union