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Ignoring the confirmation bias and the Atlanticist whining usually behind the Libya thing, it's interesting how this is spun even in a center-left paper in pro-nuclear France. Germany isn't simply standing accused of going it alone in the nuclear phaseout, but of offering an example to follow to Switzerland (where a much slower phaseout by 2034 was proposed by the government) and Italy (where a referendum is upcoming on 12-13 June, which the opposition treats as another opportunity to defeat Berlusconi, who first proposed a nuclear revival) – and even France's reluctance to go ahead with a second EPR (no, cost overruns have nothing to do with it). The dependence on Russia thing also comes up, renewables don't.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 4th, 2011 at 04:37:06 AM EST
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