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After Fukushima: Maybrit Illner Talk Show on ZDF German TV: "Does Japan Change Everything?"


After Fukushima: Maybrit Illner Talk Show on ZDF German TV: "Does Japan Change Everything?"

17 March 2011

As the tragic nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, was still unfolding, leading German political talk-show host Maybrit Illner convened a panel of leading politicians and business representatives to discuss possible consequences of the disaster for reactor safety and energy policy.  For the live broadcast watched by 3 million viewers on 17 March 2011, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute, as an invited expert, conveyed messages on risk analysis, risk management and insurance, hidden costs of nuclear power, the shift to 100% renewable energy with a smart grid, and the state of public discussion in Germany and its European context.

The guests were:

  • Norbert Röttgen (CDU), German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety
  • Renate Künast (The Greens), President of the Green Party in the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag)
  • Hans-Peter Keitel, President of the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI)
  • Johannes Teyssen, Chairman of the Board of Management, E.ON AG
  • R. Andreas Kraemer, Director, Ecologic Institute Berlin
    and among the audience:
  • Pia-Tomoko Meid, Director, German-Japanese Society, Düsseldorf
  • Irina Gruschewaja, Co-Founder and Member of the Citizens' Initiative and Aid Organization "For the Children of Chernobyl"

For further details on the guests (in German) see https://www.zdf.de/politik/maybrit-illner.

For more information see the web site of the ZDF German television.

The talk show was broadcast live on 17 March 2011 from 22:15 hours onwards, and seen by 3.07 million viewers or 16% of the viewing public. The discussion will be continued when the participants meet again on 16 June 2011. The video file (1:08:42) of the broadcast of 17 March 2011 can be viewed and downloaded in various formats:

Press Coverage (in German):

17 March 2011
Berlin, Germany