Energy crunch will be as stubborn as the stubborn EU attempts to ratchet up green energy standards Portraits of 31 German politicians are projected onto a cooling tower of the brown coal power station Neurath in Grevenbroich, July 23. © AFP / Bernd Lauter

Germany is shutting down three nuclear power plants on Friday, in a move to halve the country’s remaining nuclear capacity. The measure comes despite the worst ever energy crises the European region has experienced. (RT)