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Nuclear power plants in Poland?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Building a nuclear plant is a way to solve Poland's problems with energy, say politicians of the ruling Civic Platform party.

A program of development of nuclear energy industry could help avoid electricity large scale failure emergencies in the future, they say.

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Poles divided over nuclear power

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Over 47% of Poles in a survey by the portal Money.pl opposed plans to build a nuclear power plant in Poland. According to latest government reports a nuclear plant will not be built in Poland before 2020.

42% were in favour of a nuclear plant, the remainder could not say, Money.pl wrote.

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Spaniards Oppose Revamping Nuclear Power

Friday, August 22, 2008

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Almost half of adults in Spain are opposed to ending their country’s nuclear energy moratorium, according to a poll by Sigma Dos published in El Mundo. 48.3 per cent of respondents share this opinion, while 39.7 per cent support ending the ban.

In addition, 75.1 per cent of respondents would not consent to a nuclear power station being built in their own community.

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'Catastrophe Is Nuclear Energy's Standard Operating Procedure'

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Debates about climate change at the G-8 meetings in Japan and this week's mishap at a French nuclear facility have Germans revisiting the benefits and dangers of nuclear energy. Deep national divisions on the issue are reflected on the editorial pages.

Germans are conflicted about nuclear energy, and amazingly so. In fact, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Forsa polling agency, exactly 46 percent of Germans are for -- and 46 percent of Germans are against -- extending the operating life of the country's nuclear reactors past the date 15 years from now when a nuclear phaseout is supposed to be completed.

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Mood for nuclear power in Germany improving - E.ON

Thursday, July 10, 2008

BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) - E.ON Chief Executive Wulf Bernotat said on Thursday he had sensed a shift in the mood for nuclear power in Germany but did not expect an imminent deal to repeal a law to shut the country's nuclear plants by 2021.

Bernotat told journalists in Berlin he believed it would be possible at some point to revoke the law as public opposition to nuclear power wanes.

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German coalition renews dispute over nuclear power as election comes into view

Sunday, July 6, 2008

BERLIN: Germany's research minister said in comments published Sunday that the nation should stop phasing out its nuclear power stations and even consider one day building new ones — fueling a dispute in the governing coalition that could be an issue in next year's election.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right "grand coalition" government has stuck with its center-left predecessor's decision to phase out Germany's 17 nuclear power plants by 2021 — but the plan has caused repeated political friction.

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Europeans' reservations about nuclear energy on the decline: survey

Thursday, July 3, 2008

(BRUSSELS) - Reservations about the use of nuclear energy are on the decline in Europe, although there is still no majority in favour, according to an EU survey published on Thursday.

Some 44 percent of Europeans are either "totally in favour" or "fairly in favour" of nuclear energy, according to the survey, carried out in February and March.

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European scare a blip in nuclear power's advance

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vienna - Nuclear power is on the advance worldwide, and a recent safety scare in Europe is highly unlikely to stop it.

Nearly 440 nuclear reactors churn out electricity across the globe and more than 30 new plants are being built as the world's energy appetite grows and oil prices soar.

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Finnish poll suggests opposition to sixth nuclear reactor

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Helsinki - A majority of Finnish voters oppose the construction of a sixth nuclear reactor, according to a survey published Thursday. Finland currently operates four nuclear reactors and construction of a fifth
reactor is underway at Olkiluoto, south-western Finland, where two reactors are operating.

The survey suggested 53 per cent opposed building a sixth reactor while 34 per cent had no objections to additional reactors.

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Lower confidence in Swedish nuclear power industry, survey says

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Stockholm - Confidence in the Swedish nuclear power industry has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years in the wake of a reactor shutdown in 2006, a report said Wednesday. The autumn 2007 survey by Gothenburg University researchers suggested 39 per cent had "very great or rather great" confidence in information about energy and nuclear power issues issued by the nuclear power industry, down 10 percentage points on 2006.

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