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France and Italy: is nuclear power the way for energy independence?

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I’m quite a fan of The Oil Drum, and the very interesting posts and very lively discussions that go on over there.

Here’s a very good recent post about nuclear energy in France, and the potential gains from a nuclear energy renaissance (how appropriate!) in Italy.

The discussion thread is very very long – and makes for extremely interesting discussion.

If there’s one thing they know about on The Oil Drum, it’s EROEI:

“Reality continues to make a fool of van Leeuwen.”

Written by Luke Weston

March 28, 2008 at 5:55 pm

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  1. “If there’s one thing they know about on The Oil Drum, it’s EROEI:”

    Not everyone there knows EROEI. There are still some there who think you have to multiply electricity consumption by 3 to account for thermal conversion efficiency.

    Brad F

    April 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm


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