Tuesday, July 17, 2007

German Debate Over Nuclear Power Grows

A fire at a German nuclear power plant and the temporary shutdown of another has boosted supporters of plans to close the country's atomic energy program, despite concerns that coal- or gas-fired replacements will produce more greenhouse gases.

The controversy led the utility Vattenfall AG to dismiss its German head over last month's fire at the Kruemmel plant in northern Germany and has sharpened tension over energy policy in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

From the AP via Forbes

The WSJ's Energy Roundup also had a post yesterday on Vattenfall's problems.