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[cdn-nucl-l] FW: In the incredible dept - Germany
One for the clunkers dept:
> Tuesday July 3, 7:00 am Eastern Time
> FEATURE-Germany struggles to turn dirt into cash
> By Claire-Louise Isted
> Critics of an EU-wide company scheme argue that the substitution of
> electricity from nuclear power, imported for example from France, would
> threaten Germany's brown coal (lignite) industry.
> This problem is amplified by Germany's intended phase-out of nuclear
> energy by 2020.
> Bill Hare, head of the European climate campaign at the environmental
> group Greenpeace, said the loss of nuclear energy -- which does not
> contribute to global warming -- could be balanced with the removal of
> lignite, adding that Germany should accept that lignite has no future.
I think what Mr. Hare is saying is:
1) the phaseout of nuclear will increase CO2 emmisions
2) the increased CO2 emmisions could be decreased back to the present
pre-phaseout levels by eliminating lignite-fired electricity
3) thus you haven't increased CO2 emmisions
4) conveniently avoiding mention that you have now lost the electricity
production from both lignite and nuclear.
Morgan Brown, P.Eng.
High Temperature Chemistry and Properties Section
Containment Analysis Branch
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
(204) 753-8424 extn 3265
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