Skip to comments.German nuclear review throws up new problems
Posted on 05/29/2011 8:49:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Chancellor Merkel is pinning her hopes on an expansion of wind power
Germany's dramatic rethink over nuclear power has thrown up new problems, as the consequences of a retreat from atomic technology emerge.
Just after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in March, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a review of energy policy and ordered Germany's oldest reactors to be shut down immediately, and perhaps permanently.
Only a few months earlier, she had decided to keep the reactors running past their original shutdown dates.
But only now comes the hard bit. Power companies have warned of higher prices because of the shutdown; Germany has imported electricity to meet peaks in demand; analysts have warned that coal-fired power stations will be boosted - and nuclear ones in the nearby Czech Republic and France.
And right in the heart of the country, protest groups are raising their voices as they realise that rejigging a country's energy industry means redirecting the transmission lines through their picturesque backyard.
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This will be a colossal failure...
Retreat from atomic technology emerge or use wind power looks like GE wins no matter what.wonder how that works?. /s
After watching live-coverage...round-the-clock....my German wife came to view the Japanese nuke episode as some lesson from God. Even she has become anti-nuclear power. I suspect that the live-action news folks didn’t grasp their power in getting an entire generation of Germans to go stupid.
On the contrary - they know *exactly* what they're doing, and doing so with full intent. Lying, manipulating, liberal scum, the lot of 'em.
Of course, Merkel and Co. buckling down so easily to the media/green pressure does not help matters at all. A few crazies go protesting and they all panic. Even Merkel's sister party, the CSU, has long lost the plot.
This article is humorous. it illustrates what problems arise when fools start to make technical decision. Note that fools making technical decisions are not restricted by national boundaries. I propose that we return to neolithic times and wear skins, live in caves, and burn animal dung fires./s
The French is more responsible than the Germans. Who would had thought?