Bavaria against Czech electricity
Politicians in the German state of Bavaria, which borders on the Czech Republic, plan to express strong opposition to electricity imports from the controversial Temelin nuclear power plant in Southern Bohemia. The General secretary of the ruling Bavarian Christian-Social Union, Thomas Goppel, has called on the German energy utility EON to re-assess electricity imports from the Czech Republic. He said EON would have to decide if the 1.5 percent of Czech electricity exported to Germany was worth a backlash from the German people. Unlike Austria, Bavaria has no serious objections to nuclear energy as such, but it points to shortcomings and defects that have occurred in Temelin.