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Let's see how many of the coal plants are really build in the end. I bet any time that not more than 5 of the more than 25 planned plants will be stopped. And then they are runnung for maybe 60 years.
But if there is any left party involved in the next federal gov, then nuclear is dead in Germany.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Thu May 29th, 2008 at 05:12:31 PM EST
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Let's see. I bet just the opposite: for long I thought that these high numbers of 25, 40 coal power plants are wishful thinking on purpose (you push up market value by predicting expansion, and you gather support for the few projects you actually realise). I expect more news like this  and this and this. And the Greens (as opposed to SPD NRW) are active protesting wherever there is a project.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 29th, 2008 at 06:14:07 PM EST
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The vast German power market, controlled by mindless politicians is the wet dream of Swedish power executives. Vattenfall would so love to build half a dozen big reactors in southerns Sweden for the sole use of exporting power to Germany.

The viability of nuclear in Germany doesn't rest exclusively in the hands of mindless German politicians, but also in the hands of mindless Swedish politicians. ;)

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri May 30th, 2008 at 02:07:27 AM EST
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