Saturday, April 21, 2012

Unintended consequences of eco-loon knee-jerk

When the German government shut down half the country's nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, followed two months later by a pledge to abandon nuclear power within a decade, environmentalists cheered

The rabid greens in Germany got half their nuke reactors shutdown.  Successful?  Well, so they thought.

the country has increased its reliance on brown coal, ... now supplies 25% of Germany's electricity, up from 23% a year ago. Previously a net exporter of electricity, Germany now imports as much electricity as it sells abroad.

They are now criticising the increased usage of dirty brown coal.  And paying through the nose for power.

And so now what are we doing? We're buying nuclear energy from France. Their plant is just over the border. And now we're buying that expensive electricity. It's crazy.

Then there's the extra juice coming from other countries.  From the Frog nuke station just over the border. 

Like the anti-mine it, anti-drill it brigade mouthing off in New Zealand, the German anti-nuke eco-loonery is pure knee-jerk madness.

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