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  • There shall be an annual review of progress, with a remit explicitly excluding a deceleration of the nuclear phaseout.
  • Off-shore wind: the plan is for 10 wind farms by 2020, and 25 GW capacity by 2030.
  • There is, after all, a specific commitment on new fossil fuel: 10 GW shall be completed by 2013, supposedly to have enough reserve capacity, and it is not specified whether another 10 GW to be added by 2020 is fossil fuel or renewable.
  • Energy efficiency: annual consumption shall drop 10% by 2020, this shall be achieved with more efficient home appliances and more building renovation.
  • The re-launch of the search for a final storage site, is also connected to a recommendation of the 'ethics commission' that it should be possible to easily evacuate the site if a problem is found. This apparetly doesn't apply to the salt mine site of the current Gorleben facility.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 06:32:00 AM EST
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