Thursday, March 10, 2005

Müller: Ban on German Reactor Construction to be Reversed

From the World Nuclear Association weekly news summary:

Werner Müller, the former utility executive who as economy minister negotiated a national nuclear energy phase-out with nuclear power generators, predicted this week that the deal, as well as a 2001 legislative ban on new reactor construction, would be reversed for energy security and climate policy reasons . . .

He revealed his thinking in an interview in the Handelsblatt newspaper on 28 February. Müller said, ‘in 50 years we will certainly no longer be burning oil, and the heyday of gas-fired power plants will probably also be over. And if we take (the issue of) carbon dioxide avoidance seriously, and there are no brand-new energy sources which fall to Earth from heaven, then at some point we are going to end up with nuclear power, and the Greens will spearhead the movement’ in favour of nuclear energy. ‘


As we've noted before, there are a number of environmentalists who are already on board.

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