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Germans keen for renewable energy, not nuclear

Merkel faces uphill nuclear energy battle, THE PoliJAM TIMES, BERLIN, Aug. 30 (UPI) –– Opposition is growing to plans announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to extend the life of the nation’s nuclear power plants, protests indicate. Nearly 200 supporters of the environmental group Greenpeace protested Merkel as she toured nuclear power plants across the country last week.

Groups opposing nuclear power plans for the country said they would have large-scale protests Sept. 18 in Berlin, the Platts news service reports……
Merkel last week was met with opposition by lawmakers who said the nuclear plants weren’t needed to expand the renewable energy sector for Germany. Critics say energy efficiency measures could reduce consumption in the country by as much as 2 percent per year, cutting emissions by nearly 100 million tons through 2020……..Merkel faces uphill nuclear energy battle

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August 31, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , , ,

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