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There is 8000 MW of nuclear capacity in the north-German nuclear cluster (Brokdorf, Brunsbüttel, Emsland, Grohnde, Unterweser and Krümmel). There is a great deamnd for greater interconnection between the continent and the hydropower of Scandinavia to make possible greater utilization of wind power down south. The southernmost of these plants (Grohnde) is located about 750 km from the Swedish nuclear power plant Oskarshamn. The distance between the big hydro plants of northern Sweden and Stockholm is a somewhat longer than 750 km. Building five new reactors with a total output of 8000 MW in Oskarshamn would cost roughly 25 billion euros. The Swedish national debt is about 30 % of GDP. The cumulative budget surplus during the next three years is supposed to be somewhere around 35 billion euros.

Just sayin'...

Oh, and the distance to the French border is about half of this.

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

by Starvid on Mon May 30th, 2011 at 04:45:37 PM EST
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