15 March 2011 15:31 [Source: ICIS news]
Mannheim-based ZEW Centre for European Economic Research said its widely-followed investor confidence index fell 1.6 points in March, to 14.1 points.
The centre pointed, in particular, to impacts from the earthquake in
The government also suspended, for three months, a recent move to extend operations of the country’s nuclear industry to 2036 from 2022.
Germany's chemical and energy union IG BCE welcomed the government’s measures, but said they did not go far enough.
Union head Michael Vassiliadis said the earlier move to extend the life-span of
The government should shift energy policies towards clean-coal technologies and carbon capture and storage, he added.
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