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Paper: Frankfurter Rundschau
Date: November 2, 2011
Report (emphasis added):
German nuclear companies finance about 30 professors – and thus largely determine, what is being discussed at universities. [...]
D ie finance four largest German energy companies for information on this newspaper at universities nationwide about 30 endowed professorships. The universities are funded in part known for studies on the debate about nuclear energy, the nuclear phase and the cost of renewable energy. [...]
[T]he energy group EnBW holds eleven endowed professorships at German universities. [...]
[I]n the past year, as the EMI [a university?] was given together with other institutions of the federal government commissioned to examine the future of Germany’s energy supply – a report of vital importance. [...]
“The EMI looks like a stealth subcontractors of [nuclear companies] Eon and RWE,” says the vice group leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, Baerbel Hoehn. [...]
“With the funding of more than 30 endowed professorships tried the utilities to influence public debate. [...]”
You have to do it so well reinforced with covert PR activities and spin, because the nuclear companies would hardly be perceived as credible, said Hohn.
At least the University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld has no problem to be assisted by the Society for Nuclear Service. The business segment of society: Disposal of radioactive waste. The theme of the Chair: disposal.
Published: November 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 am ET