An article out in Germany talks about growing interest in developing nuclear power in Europe. According to the article, Germany and even Sweden are talking about restarting nuclear power development. Apparently previous agreements to cease and desist are now considered old fashioned:
Sweden announced last week that it was revoking a 1980 referendum decision to phase out nuclear power. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the leaders of the three other parties in the coalition described the deal as “historic.”
The European Union gets nearly 30% of its electricity from nuclear plants. It has 147 active nuclear power plants. They have 2 under construction with 20 proposed plants.
Isn’t nuclear so, what’s the phrase, 1970′s? I thought nuclear was anti green, anti new world order. Why the sudden interest in nuclear?
With gas and oil prices rocketing and fears about global warming growing, however, nuclear power seems to be experiencing a global renaissance.
Funny thing, we’ve got all the same issues and concerns. The one advantage we do have is that we have more coal than anywhere else in the world, but that’s bad too.
I’ve looked through the entire stimulus bill and can find no reference to nuclear energy in it. That’s kind of odd considering that President Obama continues to tout all of the green jobs that will be created.
Europe’s decided that being anti nuclear is “historic.” Looks like contrary to all of Obama’s talk about leading we’re just going to be plain old history.