Thursday, 3 April 2008

The projected cost of the German nuclear phase-out

Germany is seeking an increase in their carbon emissions as they ponder their nuclear phase out option.

Full report from the WNN

According to Handlesblatt, the closure of all 17 nuclear reactors in Germany and their replacement with other energy sources would result in 150 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

[Gee, I wonder if the replacement power will come from coal, cole or kowl? Come on guys, where are the big renewable energy deployments? These transitions are supposed to be no-brainers.]

That's about 73% of Australia's total emissions from electricity generation. Who says nuclear power can't make a significant dent in our emissions?

The ACF / Ian Lowe made such claims only 9 short months ago and I did my best to refute them.

"There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake."
- Swift.

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