When Politics Come Up Against Reality


sigh… How to destroy your nation 101

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2015/03/germany-faces-nuclear-shutdown-conundrum.html

PEI report on the mess that Germany has made with nuclear power:

The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, according to a government report.
As part of the country’s
Energiewende (energy transition) policy, Angela Merkels government decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022 but the expense involved in storing the waste and decommissioning the plants may prove beyond power companies.
Utility executives say more specifics on plans are needed.

Merkel

“There are still no clear answers to many fundamental questions involving final and intermediate storage, dismantling [reactors] and transporting radioactive waste,” said Frank Mastiaux, chief executive of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, one of Germany’s largest utility companies. “Concrete concepts have long been promised, but there is nothing yet in sight.”
That move forced EnBW and Germany’s other big…

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