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29 Aug 13 08:19

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and heritage societies: To what extent environment protection laws shall be weakened in order enable alternative energy sources (e.g. water, solar power) to rapidly substitute nuclear power? The latest trends suggest that quite a few environmental groups tend to swallow the bitter pill and agree to loosen environmental regulation for to mitigate the risks arising from nuclear energy supply. Going forward risk data may well support a more fact based discussion and unmask statements simply driven by emotion. The key question probably is, which challenges arise assessing risks of a) the safety of nuclear power stations and the handling of nuclear waste and b) the environmental and social consequences of loosened environmental laws. And of course how to meet these challenges.

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Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten -

Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

Category: Sustainable energy: Nuclear, Solar, Wind

Location: Switzerland

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Urs Bolt - 29 Oct 2013, 6:19 p.m.

Bernhard, to further the debate I suggest to watch the documentary Pandora's Promise on 23 November 2013 at the cinema Riffraff in Zurich.
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