Monday, May 30, 2011

German Nuclear Shutdown Sets Global Example

BERLIN (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could serve as a global trailblazer with its decision Monday to phase out nuclear power by 2022 in favour of renewable energy sources.
Merkel said the "fundamental" rethink of energy policy in the world's number four economy, which was prompted by the disaster in March at Japan's Fukushima plant, opened up new opportunities for business as well as climate protection.
"We believe we as a country can be a trailblazer for a new age of renewable energy sources," she told reporters.
Read more of this Agence France Presse story here

In other news a Typhoon is heading toward the leaking, spewing, crippled Fukushima nuclear power plants.  They are not ready for it.

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