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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

European officials resisting nuclear power

At least some kind of activity on a high ranking level which is opposing the "nuclear renessaince", which is being so widely discussed recently as an alternative for fossil fuels and alternativenergy as sources of electricity.
How effective this meeting will be, time will show...

Representatives from Germany, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Luxembourg, and Latvia started a two-day meeting in Vienna on Sunday, Sept. 30, to forge a joint declaration against nuclear energy. Participating politicians called for more investments in energy-efficiency measures and renewable energies rather than nuclear power.

"We are no anti-nuclear coalition, but we want to show alternatives," said Austrian Environment Minister Josef Pröll. The declaration, focusing on the safety and security risks surrounding nuclear energy, said this form of energy was not the best way to fight climate change.

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