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Merkel backs proposal to end nuclear power in 2022
Yahoo ^ | 5/21/11 | AFP

Posted on 05/21/2011 9:37:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

ANDECHS, Germany (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that 2022 was "a good time" for Germany to end nuclear power, backing a proposal by the Bavarian wing of her party.

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Following the earthquake and tsunami which wrecked the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima in March, Merkel ordered the closure for three months of Germany's seven oldest reactors.

She also announced a moratorium for the same period of an earlier decision by her government to extend the lifetime of Germany's 17 reactors by an average of 12 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: 2022; merkel; nuclearpower; proposal

1 posted on 05/21/2011 9:37:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Stupid.....

If anything, we need to EXPAND nuclear power via Thorium Reactors.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 9:39:12 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NormsRevenge

heck yeah, let’s go back to burning whale blubber. Nuclear offers a clean non polluting source of energy but let’s let the boogey man prevail over common sense.


3 posted on 05/21/2011 9:40:27 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Don't call them zombies. They prefer to be called Zombie-Americans.)
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To: KoRn
if we are going to live in the 18th century. Get rid of Politicians planes, cars etc first.

For light should we go back to Whaling oil.

4 posted on 05/21/2011 9:41:29 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: NormsRevenge

Have fun in the dark, Eurotrash.


5 posted on 05/21/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: scooby321

I could live with that! lol


6 posted on 05/21/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NormsRevenge
Following the earthquake and tsunami which wrecked the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima in March, Merkel ordered the closure for three months of Germany's seven oldest reactors.

Brilliant....

7 posted on 05/21/2011 9:51:03 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure - just rub two taxpayers together to make energy....


8 posted on 05/21/2011 9:56:37 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: KoRn
Stupid.....

Understatement! It's stupidity squared. I guess the Germans can continue to burn coal and buy electricity from next door France. I know they are big on Solar Power but the two weeks total I spend in Germany, I think the Sun was shinning only about 20% of the time.

I've never understood the German mentality. On one day, they seem brilliant, and then they do the dumbest things. Any German (present or past) who can explain this?
9 posted on 05/21/2011 9:56:41 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: NormsRevenge

More windmills will work!


10 posted on 05/21/2011 9:57:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: truthguy

I suppose they rival us in certain ways. They have their moments of brilliance, and then there are times when people like 0bama get elected.


11 posted on 05/21/2011 10:01:08 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
China is moving toward LFTR (Thorium). I wish we were doing the same in the USA.

America needs cheap electricity if we are going to remain competitive with the rest of the world.
12 posted on 05/21/2011 10:05:34 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: NormsRevenge
Following the earthquake and tsunami which wrecked the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima in March, Merkel ordered the closure for three months of Germany's seven oldest reactors.

As best as I can tell, Germany is geologically stable and if a Tsunami can hit Germany then their nuclear reactors are the least of their problems. It will be the end of days if Germany were to be hit by a 9.0 earthquake and near simultaneous tsunami.

The Germans have lost their minds. I wonder if its occurred to these anti-nuke types that their electricity rates are gonna skyrocket. They will need to buy electricity from France. They will be blackmailed by Russia over Natural Gas and they will have to burn coal like it's going out of style. Do they understand this? What's with these people?
13 posted on 05/21/2011 10:05:58 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: KoRn

Nothing wrong with replacing old nukes with newer, safer ones.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 10:24:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: truthguy
I wonder if its occurred to these anti-nuke types that their electricity rates are gonna skyrocket.

Germans pay the equivalent of $.30/kwH - in Switzerland right now I pay $.23 - according to a rate chart from my old home town (Baltimore) - the average is $.11 ....

16 posted on 05/21/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: NormsRevenge

On some matters like multiculturalism Mrs. Merkel is quite astute, on others she’s a typical eurocrat, barely able to rub two neurons together without needing a loaner.

The euros are an enigma sometimes.


17 posted on 05/21/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Following the earthquake and tsunami which wrecked the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima in March, Merkel ordered the closure for three months of Germany's seven oldest reactors.

Right, makes perfect sense since an earthquake and tsunami in Japan obviously have something to do with the workings of nuclear reactors in Germany.

The mindlessness of the opposition to nuclear power never fails to impress.
18 posted on 05/21/2011 10:42:07 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe she’s planning on burning a certain ethnic group for fuel. Those post WWII workers perhaps?


19 posted on 05/21/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

2022, the year of the big black out in Germany. Hope I am still alive to see it. dumb a**es.


20 posted on 05/21/2011 11:20:15 AM PDT by calex59
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To: truthguy
I think the Sun was shinning only about 20% of the time.

I spent 31 months in Germany, Nov, '59 to June '62, and the sun did very little shining. Summers were very cool.

21 posted on 05/21/2011 11:24:12 AM PDT by calex59
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To: NormsRevenge

Germany is the new France... the French are the new Germans... who could have predicted?

LLS


22 posted on 05/21/2011 11:33:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (PRESIDENT PALIN... because I refuse to accept anything less!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Earthquakes and tsunamis are certainly a real threat to Germany....NOT. What a moron!
23 posted on 05/21/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

effing idiot


24 posted on 05/21/2011 12:14:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I like the idea of windmills too. But we're going to need really long sticks for the ... marshmallows!
25 posted on 05/21/2011 1:32:08 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: meatloaf

ROTFLMAO!!!! Fried mush and burn windmills for breakfast! I’m lovin’ it!


26 posted on 05/21/2011 2:11:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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