Gabriel was arriving for talks in Brussels on the European Commission's proposal for an energy union, which would deepen cross-border cooperation on energy across the 28-member EU.
Previous efforts to harmonize energy policy have faltered as member states have jealously guarded their right to decide on the kind of energy they use.
Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power sets it at odds with plans by Britain and France to invest in the emissions-free fuel source, which they say plays a major role in combating climate change.
Germany has instead focused on renewable energy, such as wind and solar.
"There are countries in the EU that want to support nuclear power with tax money. We think that is absolutely out of the question," Gabriel said.
"We will not agree by any means that nuclear energy be supported by public money. Nuclear energy is the most expensive kind of generation. It has now been around for 50 years, it is not new and it is dangerous.""
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