Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Nuclear needed in Spain

Despite efforts of anti-nuclear campaigners to herald Spain as a solar energy example to the world; a closer examination will demonstrate that Spain must increase its reliance on nuclear energy to supplement the transition toward sustainable energy security and responsible environmental stewardship.

They've certainly made a respectable effort to move toward renewables, but their actions as reported by Bloomberg point to a compromise in that drive - between higher energy prices and a greater reliance on nuclear energy.

An example that renewables alone are inadequate to achieve real goals out in the real world.

in reference to: Spain Approves Increase in Nuclear Power Output, Expansion Says - Bloomberg (view on Google Sidewiki)

1 comment:

  1. In fact it's not new. In spite of critics, nuclear power stations have received several upgrades along the time.
    "Spain is notable for power plant uprates. It has a program to add 810 MWe (11%) to its nuclear capacity through upgrading its nine reactors by up to 13%."