Italy going nuclear.

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    France gets 80% of their power from nuclear energy and Italy is getting wise also. The US is still living in the 60s. :cool:

    FOXNews.com - Italians Look to Nuclear Power to Solve Energy Woes - America's Future
    MONTALTO DI CASTRO, Italy — Daunted by the threat of a meltdown, Italians voted overwhelmingly in 1987 to ban nuclear power, but a government decree could bring back the long-shuttered plants — and Italians appear comfortable with the prospect.

    The government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reversed Italy’s stated nuclear policy and has promised to start building new plants within five years.

    “Italy certainly needs to produce more energy because now Italy’s the biggest importer of energy in Europe, and we have the highest prices in Europe, and that makes our companies less competitive,” said Lucio Malan, a senator in Berlusconi’s Popolo della Libertà party.

    The referendum that closed the nuclear plants was held in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, shutting down those already running and blocking the construction of new ones.
     
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    More Nuke plants NOW!!!!!
     
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    Very smart. Once we get the Liberals and Environmental wackos out of the way, we should be able to start doing the same.
     
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    Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen :(
     
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    When the economics of assuring steady power starts affecting their ability to have their morning Starbucks, you'll see the opposition crumble.
     
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    yes, oil and nuclear power are the only answers
     
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    Might be for countries who don't have the land mass for placing a couple thousand winds mills
     
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    Who besides a few morons are saying that.

    The answer is to use the all, Oil, Wind, Solar, Nuclear, ETC ETC.
     
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    guess sarcasm is lost over the internet. youve seen me constantly promoting alternative energy. do you forget so quickly?
     
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    my apologies then.
     

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