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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Es ist kalt.

After the Fukishima disaster in Japan last march the Germans, in a fit of panic, decided to shut down their nuclear power plants. (I’m not sure why, as Tsunamis don’t usually occur in the North Sea or the Baltic).

It would seem that they were a tad premature in their course of action.

BERLIN: The cold snap gripping Europe has forced Germany, which last year decided to abandon nuclear power, to restart several reactors taken off line, the daily Handelsblatt reports in its Thursday issue.
The cold related surge in electricity demand prompted Germany's network operators to call upon nuclear power plants that had been taken off line but left in reserve as a "preventative measure", a spokeswoman for Tennet, one of the operators, told the newspaper.

You have to look for news items like this. You won’t find snippets like these in the UK media. Surprisingly this article came from The Times of India.

8 comments:

  1. The poor old Germans.

    Their disastrous energy policies dictated by the Greens & the Reds.

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  2. I'm increasingly seeing news items missed (deliberately ignored) by the UK and US media in the Times of India. Generally good in depth reports too. Nice that Russia Today is getting some company.

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  3. Doesn't seem right somehow. Surely it takes a significant amount of time to get a nuclear reactor to run up and go critical again once it has been tripped?
    Monty

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  4. Has anyone looked at Fukushima recently? 11 months on it looks a lot tidier, but few seem to be talking about it.

    Odd that. See for yourself here.

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  8. Looks like it was the coal fired one's being fired up......

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2012/02/fantasy-of-wind.html

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