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Frenech EDF leads dash for UK nuclear fuel

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Frenech EDF leads dash for UK nuclear fuel Reply with quote

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing-and-markets/article.html?in_article_id=425064&in_page_id=3

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French energy giant EDF has stolen a march on rivals and begun surveying sites in Britain to build four third-generation nuclear reactors.

Though the company, which runs EDF Energy in Britain, is one of several potential builders of new UK nuclear power stations, it is the only one to have sent in geologists and surveyors.

EDF, which has five million UK gas and electricity customers, is positioning itself to be a leader in a dash for nuclear energy.

Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy chief executive, said: 'We want to be prepared if and when the Government gives the go-ahead for the building of new reactors.'

The Government will this week wind up its consultations on whether there should be replacements for the 15 nuclear plants that will be closed by 2020.

A decision is expected before Christmas, but it is understood that the consultations are showing a steady 40%-plus support for the nuclear option, with only 26% against.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Frenech EDF leads dash for UK nuclear fuel Reply with quote

Aurora wrote:
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing-and-markets/article.html?in_article_id=425064&in_page_id=3

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The Government will this week wind up its consultations on whether there should be replacements for the 15 nuclear plants that will be closed by 2020.

A decision is expected before Christmas, but it is understood that the consultations are showing a steady 40%-plus support for the nuclear option, with only 26% against.

Who's being consulted?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm, we all are. In theory at least. Though everyone recons it's a done deal and Greenpeace and others of that ilk have said so loudly and bailed out. Looking at the questions and related blurb I think they have the grounds for another legal challenge, oh funfunfun!

My favourite grounds for rubbishing it is not the danger or even the waste but the EROEI: easy Uranium is being used up and we're only left with the stuff that takes so much energy to mine-and-refine that it's not worth the candle.

GET YER WORDIES IN BY TOMORROW !!http://nuclearpower2007.direct.gov.uk/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Frenech EDF leads dash for UK nuclear fuel Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:

Who's being consulted?


We are - see this thread:
http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4739

Deadline 10th Oct, extended from 31st Aug.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just come across this gem in the energy consultation

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66. Where nuclear is excluded as an investment option, the modelling shows that to meet the 60% goal, more investment is needed in alternatives such as wind, and coal with carbon capture and storage. For example, wind would have to grow from the current level of around 1-2% today to 30% of the generation mix in 2050 in such a scenario. In addition, further carbon emissions savings in other sectors such as transport would be required. We would need to see profound behavioural changes in the way we use energy. For instance, demand for electricity would have to decline by 6% compared to today's levels even though over the same period the economy is projected to grow to three times its current size.

My emphasis.

They obviously don't know what Peak Oil will do, let alone Peak Everything!!

The joys of exponential growth.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's okay, just today Darling as lower growth forecasts by 0.5% to 2-2.5%. 42 years of that only means the economy will grow by between 2.3 and 2.8-fold. We're saved!
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