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EDF Defends Need For Nuclear Power In UK Despite Japan

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:37 am    Post subject: EDF Defends Need For Nuclear Power In UK Despite Japan Reply with quote

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WSJ - 17/03/11

French nuclear giant Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR), which has been pinning its fortunes on a global nuclear revival, Thursday defended the need for atomic power in the U.K. despite the Japan crisis and said a review of the sector following the earthquake mustn't unduly delay plans for new plants.

The comments from Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of the company's U.K. subsidiary EDF Energy, come as the U.K. government said it would wait for a review into the implications of the nuclear accident in Japan before proceeding with key steps to facilitate the country's multi-billion-pound new nuclear program that is being led by EDF.

"The events in Japan do not change the need for nuclear in Britain," de Rivaz said.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope they've stopped digging at Hinkley. You know, first law of holes and all that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
I hope they've stopped digging at Hinkley. You know, first law of holes and all that.

I don't think it's digging holes that's the problem. It's what they do inside the thing they build in the hole.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A similar theme from Business Insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-would-be-the-impact-if-we-discontinued-nuclear-energy-2011-3
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