Posted by: Grant | November 12, 2011

Facts, Ma’am, Just The Facts

Ignore the bias – here are some interesting facts from this article.
FACT ONE
“France, which gets more than three-quarters of its electricity from nuclear energy,”
FACT TWO
“Mr. Proglio boasted that France was perhaps the only European country to have assured its energy independence, mainly because of its nuclear plants”
FACT THREE
The French pay, on average, about 30 percent less for their electricity than their neighbors do, he said, “thanks to our nuclear establishment and hydropower.””
FACT FOUR – from me.
It is old nuclear power stations that blow up. New ones should be built to replace them to prevent any more Fukushima-type disasters.

NEW YORK TIMES
France Can’t Afford to Give Up Nuclear Energy, Utility Chief Says
November 9, 2011, 1:59 pm
By DAVID JOLLY
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/france-cant-afford-to-give-up-nukes-utility-chief-says/#more-121309

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