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  1. Nuclear energy can be considered as “zero emissions”, unless you are in the EU, in which this is not the case

    Nuclear energy is not considered renewable, even though we have 10,000 years of known reserves of Thorium, yet a wind turbine only lasts about 15 years.

  2. Richard C (NZ) on 31/03/2013 at 10:30 am said:

    The Price of Green Energy: Is Germany Killing the Environment to Save It?

    By SPIEGEL Staff

    The German government is carrying out a rapid expansion of renewable energies like wind, solar and biogas, yet the process is taking a toll on nature conservation. The issue is causing a rift in the environmental movement, pitting “green energy” supporters against ecologists.


    “One would assume that ecology and the Energiewende, Germany’s plans to phase out nuclear energy and increase its reliance on renewable sources, were natural allies. But in reality, the two goals have been coming into greater and greater conflict. “With the use of wood, especially,” Kaiser says, “the limits of sustainability have already been exceeded several times.” To understand what this really means, one needs to know Kaiser’s background: For several years, he has been the head of the climate division at Greenpeace Germany’s headquarters in Hamburg.”

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