Mission Statement

.ausgestrahlt believes that the use of nuclear energy is a grave injustice, harming both people and the environment. We are fighting for a future powered by sustainable, environmentally friendly energy, rather than nuclear power. Only political pressure from the public can bring about the complete phasing out of nuclear energy. Therefore, we encourage people to become engaged in political discourse by voicing their discontent about the continued use of dangerous and unsustainable energy sources.


.ausgestrahlt aims to support all those who wish to make their voices heard in the fight against nuclear energy by developing strategies and creative ideas for campaigns and publishing communications of anti-nuclear arguments to be utilized by both individual activists and regional groups. We also organize petitions, days of action, information events and demonstrations so that a wide range of opportunities is available for all kinds of people to get involved. If necessary, we also seek opportunities to engage with relevant politicians and decision-makers to get across our message in a more direct manner.
Ten years ago, .ausgestrahlt became one of the leading figures in the anti-nuclear energy movement when public interest in the movement rose amidst reports that energy companies were lobbying for the extension of the operation of their nuclear power plants. Through cooperation with both local initiatives, larger environmental organizations and countless numbers of individuals opposed to nuclear energy, .ausgestrahlt was able to achieve its first goal: re-igniting the movement.
In 2009, 50,000 people marched on the streets of Berlin. An astounding 150,000 supported the human chain between the nuclear power plants Krümmel und Brunsbüttel (which are 120 km apart), surrounding Biblis and the protests at Gronau in April 2010 – creative protests .ausgestrahlt supported as one of the few organizations that operates across Germany and is thus equipped to reach a wider public. Yet despite continued protests in autumn of 2010, with 100,000 people in Berlin demanding the end of nuclear energy production, the German government stood by its decision to extend the operating time of nuclear power plants. .ausgestrahlt however continued to grow as an organization and felt strong enough to set a new objective: permanently shutting down all nuclear power plants in Germany. Public opinion reflected this momentum, with 50,000 demonstrating once more in Gorleben in November 2012.
After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets again until the government finally listened to their demands and made the decision to permanently shut down eight reactors in Germany and cancel their plan to allow the operation time of the remaining power plants to be extended.
Currently, both .ausgestrahlt and the anti-nuclear energy movement are facing hurdles as we continue to put pressure on the government to deliver on their promises concerning the shutdown of the remaining seven nuclear power plants still in operation. Where will nuclear waste be stored? This question has so far remained without an answer and was therefore one of our arguments against this type of energy.

Program Details

While the crisis of climate change is finally arrived in public, after years of silence politicians and companies bring into play nuclear energy to solve climate change. .ausgestrahlt enlightens that nuclear energy cannot solve the climate change.
With the current project “search process for a site selection for a radioactive repository” we would like to address especially the problem of storing highly radioactive nuclear waste. The safe disposal of nuclear waste for the next 100s of 1000s of years is worldwide still an unresolved problem. The German parliament just started a process for searching a permanent site for a final repository for nuclear waste (Standortauswahl-Gesetz – StandAG). .ausgestrahlt criticizes and works against the plan how to search for a site repository. We do so because the search criteria are to some extent politically motivated and the potentially concerned community members cannot participate in the decision-making process. As of now, public participation consists of not more than a mere hearing and participants have no right to veto. If people don't have the legal means to make themselves listened to will take their veto by action and will thereby delay or even prevent the necessary selection of a site for a long-term repository. Until then there is a growing danger that the nuclear waste will do great harm to the environment and to the people living in the affected regions.
The more than 60-year-old Euratom Treaty continues to support the construction and development of new nuclear power plants in the EU. This is not up to date. .ausgestrahlt demands to take all necessary steps to abolish Euratom in its present form or to rewrite the Euratom Treaty from a nuclear subsidy agreement to a nuclear phase-out treaty. The EU and Euratom are no longer allowed to promote nuclear power!
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Climate Change
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