The difficulty is that many of the threatened nuclear power stations are in the south, situated conveniently for the big energy users like the cities of Munich and Stuttgart and manufacturers like Volkswagen.Well, that'll certainly keep the next Bavarian tsunami from causing an ecological disaster.
If these southern nuclear generators are decommissioned, the idea is that wind farms in the north might take up the slack. But that implies new high-voltage cables with very high pylons to match.
How wind turbines are supposed to supply the grid of a heavily-industrialized country is never fully explained, but it doesn't need to be. Wind power is not based on reason, but faith: These aren't generators, they're prayer wheels for New Age iBuddhists.
If you look at the pictures of the protesters, you'll see the graying, tie-dyed remnants of the KGB-funded Cold War European antiwar movement. In the absence of any more Pershing missile bases, it seems that they'll reflexively chain themselves to the gates of anything that smacks of progress...