First Germany, now Italy

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  1. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 11 years ago
  2. profile image0
    Muldanianmanposted 11 years ago

    As it says in the article, Italians have already voted against nuclear power, yet it was in the process of being re-introduced.  This goes against the democratic process.  And as the government have tried to prevent a second vote on the issue, I doubt it will take notice of a second no vote, as it has decided to ignore the result of the first one.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      sense when is Italian Goverment a corner stone for Democratic Process?

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image59
        uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        The complexity and chaos of Italian politics is democratic to a degree that mystifies anyone not Italian and most Italians.  It is democracy run amok.

  3. American View profile image60
    American Viewposted 11 years ago

    America may be next

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image59
      uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      America has already suspended, for all purposes, the construction of new power plants following the Three Mile Island non-event.

  4. lovemychris profile image73
    lovemychrisposted 11 years ago

    I would bet the Military-Industrial complex has plenty of alternatives they are hoarding.
    As is usually stated: anything we see, the MIC is already 50 years in advance of it...they just keep it under wraps for the benefit of the profiteers.

    What about Tesla and free energy?
    Imagine the dent that would put on some bank accounts!

    Imagine if the whole world got together, tried innovative, safe ideas?

    People over Profits...that has got to be the mantra of the New World Order.

  5. pixmafia profile image40
    pixmafiaposted 11 years ago

    For the amount of energy we consume nuclear power is the only real viable option after fossil fuels, like it or not Nuclear is here to stay and we do not have any other serious and viable options at this moment in time.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Germany is a heavily industrialised nation and do not seem to share your concerns.

      1. CHRIS57 profile image60
        CHRIS57posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        When it comes to nuclear energy the majority  of German people are out of their mind. But then...
        I am not quite sure, but the whole "shut down nukes and go renewable" policy appears to me like a giant stimulus to the industrial core of Germany. It will probably keep the German economic engine running while the rest of Europe and the world will face the next recession/depression.
        It is like changing tires and having a pit stop at the right time of the race. Btw. congratulation to the Brits for the Canadian GP (Button and McLaren up front).

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    I say, well done Germany! Nuclear power is not all it has been cut out to be - we only need to look to Japan. The dangers of nuclear power has been conveniently overlooked. Is it worth sacrificing the next generation or two for some cheap electricity now?

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's not even cheap though is it? We were told that it would be so cheap that it wouldn't be worth metering, as it turns out it's so expensive that much of the cost has to be passed on to the taxpayer in the costs of storing spent fuel.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image59
        uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Nothing is more costly than the fantasy energies of wind and sun.  The tax subsidies granted by Spain to the vast wind experiment that flopped has been one of the sources of Spain's current fiscal problems.

      2. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        This is not my field of expertise, but I do know that while the actual nuclear plants themselves cost millions of dollars, we were told (as consumers) that the actual cost of manufacturing the electricity was nothing.

        So what we pay for electricity covers only the set up costs, and possibly safely storing the spent fuel. That will be why electricity prices are so low...NOT!

        England discovered a brilliant solution. Store the spent fuel in Scotland! What?

        I spent years treating cancer victims, and yet more years tracking clusters of rare diseases popping up in certain areas, till finally I had had enough and moved out.

        Nuclear plants kill.

        Good ole Germany for voting them out!

    2. uncorrectedvision profile image59
      uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Take a very careful look at what happened in Japan and you will see panic as the motivation.  A forty year old plant, poorly designed, improperly installed, ready to be retired is hit by the largest earth quake in over 100 years and a Tsunami worse than Japan has ever had and you thing it is an ordinary set of circumstances for every nation outside Japan.

        The best course of action would be for Poland to buy up every bit of nuclear power technology assemble it and run it right on the German border and prepare for the day Germany comes shopping for the precious energy it will need long before the fantasy promises of wind and sun provide sufficient energy to run Mercedes, Audi, VW and BMW.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You seem to have a problem with Germany? Look, 40 years ago when I was young, they built the biggest, best, safest plants known to man.
        They used the latest technology, but technology has moved on at such a pace it is hard to keep up. What was great then, isn't now.
        Maybe the German people see that, and they have said enough is enough. No more.
        Go back to hydro-electric, or wind-power, or wave power or good old coal fired power. At least they are SAFE!

        1. uncorrectedvision profile image59
          uncorrectedvisionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          The EU has bought so fully into the Global Warming malarkey that Coal Fired Plants will be next.  Wind is nearly useless requiring conventionally produced electricity to supplant the calm hours.  Spain's wind power generation was no where near as effective as promised despite the open and windy central plains of Spain.  My sole problem with Germany is they are undermining their own prosperity and consequently the prosperity of the Euro Zone meaning that Spain will have no one to beg funds from when it follows Greece into insolvency.  When Greece goes back to the Drachma will Spain go back to the Peseta?

  7. Judi Burton profile image59
    Judi Burtonposted 11 years ago

    When I think of nuclear power plants and what happened in Japan I turn to a bottle of wine and try to forget it. It's just to hard to cope with. We are on the brink of a much better energy source and it does not have anything to do with drilling it fracking or nuking anything. Stay tuned for the link to this awesome new technology.

  8. Judi Burton profile image59
    Judi Burtonposted 11 years ago … 55499.html

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  9. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 11 years ago

    Solar cells create pollution on the production side. We are really taking the wrong approach, but there isn't enough time left to worry about it. The storm is on the horizon, and its a monster. Off the coast here, just a few miles, is the Wave Energy project. It should also die a horrible death. I built a prototype, but, Conoco/Phillips doesn't think it works. It does, but I don't know enough how to perfect it. Back to that storm. Stock up on firewood.

  10. Judi Burton profile image59
    Judi Burtonposted 11 years ago

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