Spain will shut down country's oldest nuclear plant

August 1, 2017
In this Oct. 6, 2009 file photo, of a worker as he checks the controls inside the control room of the nuclear power plant of Santa Maria de Garona in Spain. The Spanish government said on Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017 that it is closing the country's oldest nuclear power station Santa Maria de Garona, because of lack of support among political parties and companies involved to keep it open and uncertainty surrounding the plant's viability. (AP Photo/I.Lopez, File)

The Spanish government says it's closing the country's oldest nuclear power station because of lack of support among political parties and companies involved to keep it open.

Energy Minister Alvaro Nadal said Tuesday the license for the Santa Maria de Garona plant in northern Spain would not be renewed as there was too much uncertainty surrounding the plant's viability.

Production at the 46-year-old Garona was halted in 2012 when its operator, Nuclenor, objected to a new tax. Its board recently failed to reach agreement on keeping the plant open.

Environmentalists have long claimed that the plant is outdated, although Spain's Nuclear Security Council this year said it could continue operating.

Spain has seven other nuclear reactors that produce some 20 percent of the country's electricity.

In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo, Civil Guard officers stand by Greenpeace activists during a protest to demand the facility's closure, as they block the entrance to the nuclear power plant of Santa Maria de Garona in Spain. The sign in the background reads, "Close Garona Now". The Spanish government said on Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017 it is closing the country's oldest nuclear power station of Santa Maria de Garona, because of lack of support among political parties and companies involved to keep it open and uncertainty surrounding the plant's viability. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez, File)

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gkam
1 / 5 (5) Aug 03, 2017
Meanwhile, the Summer nukes have been abandoned after squandering $9,000,000,000 on them.

And Vogtle is now projected to cost $25,000,000,000!!!

Willie, where are you?
WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 03, 2017
It's interesting how antinuclear faux-greens become so happy when a source of carbon-free energy is replaced by coal and/or gas/fracking to keep lights on when wind is not blowing or sun is not shining or during prolonged droughts.
How it is possible to take Climate Change seriously with eco-nuts and faux-greens in the room.
gkam
1 / 5 (5) Aug 03, 2017
http://www.utilit...448555/?

"Vogtle nuke cost could top $25B as decision time looms

Aug. 3, 2017
Dive Brief:

The total cost of the Vogtle nuclear plant expansion is likely to top $25 billion dollars and could reach over $27 billion, according to a Southern Co. filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The utility reported it expects to pay between $9.8 billion and $10.9 billion for its 45.7% share of the Vogtle plant, taking into account guarantee obligations from Toshiba. The earliest in-service dates for the two reactors have now been pushed back to Feb. 2021, and Feb. 2022, respectively. "
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In addition, the Summer plant has been abandoned after $9,000,000,000 was squandered on it.

How much alternative energy sources could we have installed for that?
WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 03, 2017
How much alternative energy sources could we have installed for that?
Alternative energy sources are just placebos backed up by fossil fuels.
"Just 14 per cent of our energy isn't from fossil fuels, and this has barely changed in 25 years" Green delusion
https://www.newsc...5-years/
alternative energy sources = alternative facts
https://uploads.d...f183.jpg
gkam
1 / 5 (5) Aug 04, 2017
"Death of a nuke build: Summer abandonment leaves ratepayers holding the bag"

"South Carolina customers face 60 years of paying for reactors that will never generate electricity. Will Georgia ratepayers escape a similar fate?"

http://www.utilit...597/?utm
WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 05, 2017
...that will never generate electricity.
It is thanks to faux-greens that are ever fighting vigourously against carbon-free nuclear power to favor the fossil fuels and intermittent renewables(Trojan horses backed up by coal and gas/fracking).
"The Real Climate Consensus: Nuclear Power"
"Some 65% of AAS scientists favor building more nuclear power plants..."
https://www.forbe...r-power/
gkam
1 / 5 (4) Aug 05, 2017
Copy and paste anything you can find, Willie.

Meanwhile nukes are dying and taking international construction companies with them.
gkam
1 / 5 (4) Aug 05, 2017
Once again:
TOP NEWS
Santee Cooper, SCANA abandon Summer nuclear plant construction
The decisions spell the end for one of two nuclear plants under construction in the U.S. today.
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Southern Nuclear to oversee Vogtle construction, replacing Westinghouse
Georgia Power signed the agreement with Southern Nuclear, but cost and other issues remain.
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Deepwater, Tesla to pair offshore wind farm with 40 MWh battery storage system
The 144 MW Revolution Wind project would help Massachusetts meet its 1,200 MW target for new renewable energy.
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SCANA CEO: White House did not respond to pleas for Summer nuke support
Kevin Marsh says he and his Santee Cooper counterpart spoke to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and other high White House officials.
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Vogtle nuke cost could top $25B as decision time looms
WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 07, 2017
Wind and solar are a scam after scam.
"unreliables become hard to add as % of grid goes up, the limit is at a very low % of capacity"
https://pbs.twimg...On8w.jpg
"City Pledges for '100% Renewable Energy' Are 99% Misleading"
"The power grid is built on fossil fuels..."
https://www.wsj.c...01888640
"Germany's CO2 emissions are still rising, not declining, despite all investments in renewable energy. Time to cut coal, not nuclear."
http://www.spiege...374.html
https://cleantech...rgy-mix/
Intermittent renewables are just Trojan Horses for coal and gas/fracking industries.
gkam
1 / 5 (4) Aug 07, 2017
$25,000,000,000 for a powerplant which could melt down and kill us?

And it will produce power NOBODY can afford at three or four TIMES the cost of renewables.

Great idea, Willie!! Go buy one!
WillieWard
5 / 5 (1) Aug 07, 2017
Wind and solar: a trillion-dollar scam.
"Still not competitive: Solar PV & wind need $125 billion in subsidies this year Total: $3.2 trillion (2016-2040)"
https://uploads.d...61b1.png
https://pbs.twimg...6Llf.jpg
"Only nuclear power can lift all humans out of poverty while saving the natural environment."

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