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Who do you suppose will be the last to get the message?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

With energy demand and cost skyrocketing, this would seem to be a no-brainer:
Italy, which last week decided to embrace nuclear power two decades after a public referendum banned nuclear power and deactivated all its reactors, could be just the first of several European countries to reverse its stance on nuclear power, a leading industry group has said.
Ian Hore-Lacey, spokesman for the London-based World Nuclear Association, said: "Italy has had the most dramatic, the most public turnaround, but the sentiments against nuclear are reversing very quickly all across Europe."

When asked which nations were likely to join Britain and France as major producers of nuclear power, he replied: "Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and more."
Question - With a possible Democratic sweep in November, does the possibility of the US being one of the "more" really exist?
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With a possible Democratic sweep in November, does the possibility of the US being one of the "more" really exist?
Well, after a sweep there is no more imperative to kick GWB in the shins at every opportunity. Indeed, there will be plenty of imperative to actually govern. We might stand a chance of some real thorough discussion on the matter of nukes rather than simply dismissing it as a rightist, neo-con pipe-dream. This is an effort that the Dems can really own!
Written By: CR
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The way the Democrats in Congress are acting, you’d think they all have a stake with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Written By: Neo
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Of coure the US won’t be one, under the conditions you state. The Democrats are always the last to admit stuff like this.

In fairness though, it must be said that additional nuclear generation ability doesn’t help the biggest of the deals just now; Oil. Only drilling and getting government totaly out of the pciture will do that. Alas, however, that won’t be cured, either, and for the same reason, i think.

Written By: Bithead
This has to be a bottom-up solution. When American voters, including Democrats, get sufficiently upset and frightened by what high energy prices do to our economy and our way of life, then there will be a demand to override all the green nonsense and start building nuclear power plants and drilling for oil.

But this late approach will be painful.
Written By: huxley
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I seem to remember Obama with something like 48% favorable and 14% unfavorable back a few months. He’s done a great job since.
Written By: Neo
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The coming addiction (after imported oil) will be imported LNG. We’ll need it to keep our electric gird up IF WE DON’T START NOW on NEW NUKES.

It’s a shame we haven’t been building them continuously for the last 30 years.
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