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Old 2006-02-09, 07:33 PM   #4
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Sweden is to take the biggest energy step of any advanced western economy by trying to wean itself off oil completely within 15 years - without building a new generation of nuclear power stations.
That's all nice but future energy plans do need to include nuclear power. The reluctance of the environmental crowd to acknowledge that nuclear power is needed in any plan that works to minimize or eliminate the use of fossil fuels is going to rain on their parade.

It's all nice that Sweden has geothermal sources for heat, but they're going to need more than that to meet electricity needs, especially if more people move to electric automobiles like plug-in hybrids.

The intention, the Swedish government said yesterday, is to replace all fossil fuels with renewables before climate change destroys economies and growing oil scarcity leads to huge new price rises.
So they are going to replace fossil fuels with biofuels. How is that going to improve the environment? Don't biofuels have the same effect on global warming?

Looks like they're going too much for the feel good rather than working towards a plan that will actually work or make a real difference.
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