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  •  Germany is shutting down nuclear. (2+ / 0-)
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    Most of that nuclear capacity is going to be filled with fossil fuel burning, leading to far higher emissions than would be the case if they kept their nuclear power stations running.

    When Chancellor Merkel announced the closure of all the country's 17 nuclear reactors by 2022, there were loud cheers from environmentalists.

    But less well heard were the cheers from the coal industry.

    Romnesia is whatever I said it is though I'm not familiar with exactly what I said but I stand by what I said whatever it was.

    by Roger Otip on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 05:06:24 PM PST

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    •  Yes, the article addresses Merkel's double (0+ / 0-)

      screw-up in regard to nuclear power. The original plan was to phase out nuclear power plants as they aged and replacement renewable power was ready. Merkel canceled that and granted license extentions for nuclear plants. Then Fukishima happened and she then ordered all the nukes shut down... which, as you say, means replacing with coal rather than renewable's as originally planned.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:54:30 PM PST

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