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Doesn't it say that right there in the abstract? If you shut off all the nukes tomorrow, what happens the next day?

That is a slightly different scenario from the "OMG Houston we have a giant problem here let's spend a couple of trillion Euros to fix it over the next ten years and part of that is shutting off the nukes" scenario.

by asdf on Thu Jun 13th, 2013 at 05:57:58 PM EST
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No, they made calculations for the system in 2012 as-is and with the already shut-down nuclear plants added back in, and with and without nuclear phaseout in 2017 and 2022. From their results, supposedly the 2012 situation is the most critical. Somehow that didn't happen; I suspect both falling demand and the rise of solar power (vs. their 2010 basis data) changed the equation significantly.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jun 13th, 2013 at 06:20:28 PM EST
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