German nuclear exit 'would cost up to ?2 bn'
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said Friday that a switch from nuclear power to alternative forms of energy could cost Europe's top economy up to two billion euros ($2.9 billion) per year."It could be one to two billion euros," the minister told German radio, cautioning that a precise figure was "difficult to estimate."Citing internal government projections, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily earlier reported the costs would be three billion euros annually. "That order of magnitude seems a little high to me," countered Bruederle.