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Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Czech Republic
Oh boy, is this place in the news lately! (March 2008 A.D.) First for the protests from nearby Austrians, who do not want it in their backyard.

Now, the Czech Republic is going to change from being a net energy exporter to being a net energy purchaser, within the next ten years. The President favors nuclear energy, seeing at as an inevitable non-decision to use it.

The major electric companies speak of "long term coal supplies" as those that will provide another 50 years of coal. They're buying those up in the Ukraine, and still building new coal fired power plants. (????)

What else have we got? Russian oil and gas, solar, wind power, biomass furnaces, and hydroelectric plants. Stay tuned...

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