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The EU commission is about to table plans to prioritize nuclear energy and defend its technological dominance in this sector into the future. An EU strategy paper will be put to the Commissioners for European Energy Union this Wednesday and once adopted will be fast-tracked to the EU Parliament.

The Spiegel reports that the EU taxpayers are about to get fleeced again to fund new nuclear power plants by tapping the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the EU's research programs and the European Investment Bank. Interesting timing here by the French I'd say.

European Union to pass strategy paper on nuclear energy - DW.com
 

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Great news. Only nuclear power can completely replace fossil fuels. When battery powered cars become common we will need new capacity and that has to be nuclear.
 

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Great news. Only nuclear power can completely replace fossil fuels. When battery powered cars become common we will need new capacity and that has to be nuclear.
It certainly has to be considered.

Like everything these days who can you actually trust to tell you the pros, cons and everything .

The only thing you actually know now is that you cannot trust anything that anyone is telling you.
 

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The EU commission is about to table plans to prioritize nuclear energy and defend its technological dominance in this sector into the future. An EU strategy paper will be put to the Commissioners for European Energy Union this Wednesday and once adopted will be fast-tracked to the EU Parliament.

The Spiegel reports that the EU taxpayers are about to get fleeced again to fund new nuclear power plants by tapping the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the EU's research programs and the European Investment Bank. Interesting timing here by the French I'd say.

European Union to pass strategy paper on nuclear energy - DW.com
Wonderful news.... but will it happen.
A Germany going to reverse their nuclear phase out?
In Sweden the Greens, who garnered 7.6% of the popular vote, have managed to extract a promise of nuclear cut backs from a beleaguered government despite over 75% of Swedes being enthusiastic or at least in favour of their Nuclear programme.
I fear that politics will stop this dead in the water!
 

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Great news. Only nuclear power can completely replace fossil fuels with an horrendously expensive and even more environmentally disastrous alternative (they still haven't figured how to deal with the extremely toxic waste, let alone how much it will cost). When battery powered cars become common we will need new capacity and that has to be nuclear.
Bicycles!
 

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NIMBYism more like.
Economics.

Nukes are only feasible if most of the costs are ignored, hidden, kicked to the future, or foisted on the taxpayer.
 

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Economics.

Nukes are only feasible if most of the costs are ignored, hidden, kicked to the future, or foisted on the taxpayer.
If the French want nuclear power plants (and they want them badly) rest assured we all gonna have to pay for it way of Eurobondage.
 

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Well it is hardly the fault of the French if their strategic reaction to the oil crisis in the 70's was to reduce their dependence on OPEC oil by building enough reactors to supply 84% of their energy needs per annum.

Nor is it their fault that EDF is able to supply and build reactors for around £3.5billion to £4billion.

Nor again is it their fault that in the UK renewal of the UK's nuclear power stations has been put off until the UK is technically one year away from having energy blackouts.

Maybe the cheese eating surrender monkeys aren't as daft as people think they are.
 

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Turf !
 

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