On July 8, Germany's upper house of Parliament approved a package of energy legislation, to be amended in August, that would phase out all the country's nuclear reactors by 2022. The legislation was overwhelmingly approved June 30 by the lower house of Parliament, and also authorizes subsidies for wind energy and power grid expansion. The legislation would keep the country's eight oldest reactors offline, shut an additional six by 2021, keep three in reserve until 2022, and reverse a law that took effect January 1 designed to extend nuclear power to 2036.