[ RadSafe ] Germany to shut down reactors by 2022
sperle at mirion.com
Mon May 30 09:49:12 CDT 2011
I agree with everything that you state below. It is the typical government over-reaction to a situation, and they feel that they need to take some action. Generally when a decision is made based on political parameters, in the end, their constituents will suffer.
The fact is that without nuclear power there will be a significant shortage of electricity. This will cause all necessities of life to increase in cost, food, plastics, everything, and, the world will most likely go into a deep depression. This energy demand will not be made up from other forms of energy. We've all heard this discussion before, after TMI-2, Chernobyl, etc. In the end, the constituents who vote for these politicians will have to live with the results of their ballot. Only then will responsible government, for the people, be the focus.
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Kristian Ukkonen
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 2:34 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Germany to shut down reactors by 2022
That is all part of European union member states agreement to increase "reneweable energy sources" to 20% of all energy production by 2020.
Nuclear energy is not "reneweable" so decreasing it will help to achieve this. This is all politics.
Building a new 1600MW nuclear powerplant means that goverment will have to get 6400MW of "reneawable" powerplant built just to remain the same percentage of reneweable power production.
Instead, they will add burning wood (supported by government), wind-mill farms (supported by goverment), solar (supported by
goverment) etc.. Of course, all those "reneweable" sources of energy are not economically viable, so there is the substancial goverment support - in some cases support is many times more than the market price of electricity.
This is also an excellent business for producers of electricity because goverments pay a GUARANTEED price for the electricity..
For example, solar is about 400 Euro/MWh (to producer), wind about
90 Euro/MWh (to producer), while normal electricity is about
50 Euro/MWh market price..
What this means is that price of electricity will increase, propably at least 2-3 fold, in the near future.
But, in a democracy we get what we vote for. Again the green party is in the goverment in Finland and promises to add more strict green laws. :/
On 30.5.2011 8:19, Maury wrote:
> Just think. Great jumpin' butterballs! Can't you just imagine all
> those windmills steaming down the freeways at the 65 mph speed limit?
> Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com] ======================
> On 5/29/2011 11:41 PM, Jerry Cohen wrote:
>> Nothing to it. Just put a few solar panels here, some windmills
>> there, and don't allow science to interfere with your plans.
>> From: Steven Dapra<sjd at swcp.com>
>> To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
>> Sent: Sun, May 29, 2011 8:54:50 PM
>> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Germany to shut down reactors by 2022
>> May 29
>> How will Germany replace the 22 percent of electricity it receives
>> from reactors?
>> Steven Dapra
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