Pro Nuclear Campaigning Strategy in Germany

March 14, 2011

In the light of the latest events in Japan (#Fukushima) the German magazine Der Spiegel published a strategy paper written by an agency that claims the 109 pages long concept was “just an acquisition paper”. Yeah, yeah… It was sent to E.on, Germany’s leading nuclear power operator and aims at getting political support for nuclear by presenting the industry as climate friendly and green. Additional elements are networking, lobbying, “silent” PR (to not provoke opponents) and targeting key players in politics and the media. It’s a master piece, I think, that is not going to work, because the authors themselves say, that any nuclear incident with radioactive fallout would kill the strategy. Unfortunately the strategy is in German only.

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