(Translation from the EFN’s french blog (Environmentalists For the Nuclear) – aepn – http://www.ecolo.org)
Will Germany go out from the way out of nuclear power?
For now, Germany has not regretted its progressive phasing-out of nuclear energy yet. Of course the majority is still not convinced that it is a huge mistake and it will take time.
Past sorrows explain many things:
1) the guilt of having created a Reich that was one of the initiators of the military nuclear energy,
2) the trauma of having imagined Germany as an operation field of military nuclear missiles between East and West
3) East German guilt from having approved a communist regime which has made Chernobyl possible (great human drama, but equivalent to one week of the European deaths linked to tobacco.)
So when will people be aware of the need to return to civil nuclear power, if we really want stop fossil fuel production and reach factor 4 without outsourcing its CO2 ? With the Generation IV? Or in 2100? Or sooner than expected?
In the meantime, can we venture to predict a postponement of the judgment of the last reactor? Even given the deliquescence of the industry?
To be continued… Never say Never.
Anyway hangover is already here in Germany:
Hopefully, this model can only be an illusion temporarily in one country, as long as it appropriates the margins of others and storage remain prohibitive (long). Its forced sales are certainly not lost for everyone; skillful especially for a very liberal country.