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31.05.2011 "Why is the United States so obsessed with nuclear power?" (grist.org) - lesenswert! #antiakw

31.05.2011 "Why is the United States so obsessed with nuclear power?" (grist.org) - lesenswert! #antiakw

There is also an energy reality in Germany that differs from the United States. In Germany, the economic success of the renewable energy economy is visible between the North Sea and the Alps. Hundreds of thousands of new jobs have been created for steel workers, carpenters, technicians, architects, bankers, and farmers. Foreign companies have heavily invested in manufacturing plants for wind turbines, biogas systems, and solar panels in Germany. Nuclear power, on the other hand, is viewed as a constraint on this development. Nuclear and renewables are not perceived as allies, but as conflicting and competing energy sources . One is centralized, capital-intensive, ponderous, outdated, and anti-democratic, whereas the other is flexible, smart, labor-intensive, and open for community participation. Thus, in recent polls an overwhelming 85 percent of Germans favor a nuclear ph...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/nuclear/2011-05-31-why-is-the-united...

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