Addio al nucleare, sotto col carbone

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Scritto da Sancho Senza Panza il 17 – luglio – 2011

Era inevitabile, i benpensanti climatico-ambientalisti se ne facciano una ragione. Tutti i paesi che si sono fatti prendere dalla sindrome di Fukushima -paradossalmente tra questi non c’è il Giappone- per far fronte alle loro esigenze energetiche dovranno aumentare il consumo di combustibili fossili.

Non fa eccezione l’Italia, per la quale comunque cambierà poco o nulla, dato che con l’atomo ci abbiamo sempre e solo scherzato, non fa eccezione soprattutto la Germania, che invece di nucleare ne impiega parecchio.

Incidentalmente pero’ in Germania hanno anche tantissimo carbone, e mi sa che la scelta di tornare a farne un uso ancora più massiccio ha un sapore più patriottico che di coscienza ambientale.

Ad ogni modo non si può derogare alla moda del momento, per cui per dare comunque un senso eco-sostenibile a questa rinnovata politica energetica, gli amici tedeschi impiegheranno per la costruzione di nuove centrali a carbone e a gas i fondi istituiti per la lotta al clima che cambia.

Leggere per credere: Germany to fund new coal plants with climate change cash

Ah, pare che ultimamente tra i più accaniti sostenitori della mitigazione climatica sia esplosa anche un’altra moda, quella dell’anello al naso!

FONTE: http://www.climatemonitor.it/?p=18605

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Riporto qui sotto l’art. citato: ” Germany to fund new coal plants with climate change cash”
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Germany to fund new coal plants with climate change cash

Published: 13 Jul 11 17:12 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110713-36277.html

The German government wants to encourage the construction of new coal and gas power plants with millions of euros from a fund for promoting clean energy and combating climate change.

The plan has come under stiff criticism, but the Ministry of Economics and Technology defended the idea. A spokeswoman said it was necessary as the government switches from nuclear to other renewable energy sources and added that the money would promote the most efficient plants possible.

Funding for the initiative is limited to five percent of the energy and climate change fund’s annual expenditure between 2013 and 2016.

Annual funding for the new plants could total more than €160 million per year between 2013 and 2014 alone, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The fund was first established to encourage nuclear plant operators to develop new, renewable forms of energy production. Now that nuclear power is to be phased out by 2022, the fund will pay for research into reducing carbon dioxide emissions from buildings, developing renewable energy sources and storage technologies for them.

Opposition politicians and environmental groups said the plan was wrong because it would promote what they argued were climate-damaging plants. They also worried that money earmarked for other valuable projects could be reduced as a result.

Oliver Krischer, a member in the Bundestag of the Green party, told the Berliner Zeitung that the country would do better to encourage more investment in energy efficiency

And the environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) said additional coal-fired plants were entirely unnecessary.

The Economics Ministry spokeswoman said that in any event, that Germany’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020, would not be damaged by the new initiative.

The Local/DAPD/mdm

FONTE:http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110713-36277.html