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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the readers and participators of my blog! Thank you for your attention and contribution, and really hope to see you here on this page again in 2008!

2007 has been a tough year for the world energetics. Oil prices were flying up to a level as high as never before in history. At the same time, the world has become more concerned about global warming, and even gathered to discuss that problem in Bali - will see in future what that discussion is going to result into.

The concern about the environment and at the same time high oil prices have given a great push to the so-called nuclear renessaince - more and more countries, before that nuclear free, have decided to start a nuclear program of their own, and those who already posess nuclear technologies tend to expand their capacities, and even export them abroad (like Russia, France, USA, Checz Republic etc.). Some of the active nuclear power plant construction sites like Iran and India have even caused (or at least have become one of the factors causing) a political quarell between the major world powers, developing world and international organisations like the UN Security Council and the IAEA in between. Hopefully it will solve itself or at least come to some kind of consensus in 2008 - bringing peaceful energy to the world - but not nuclear war.
Greetings from AtomWatch Team!

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