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POL 423 Round 2 Journal 9

POL 423 Round 2 Journal 9 - energy such as shortages and...

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Financial Times Germany’s nuclear tensions erupt March 30, 2011 Journal 9 Tensions have raised in Germany’s center-right party over the role of nuclear energy in German energy policies. The coalition once heavily favored the use of nuclear energy and even did so during the Japanese crisis. That stance has led many to believe that is one of the main reasons they lost so many seats in the last election. Merkel and others in her party have now taken a very anti-nuclear stance and hope to phase out the use of nuclear energy in the near future. Some in the party however, are warning about the effects of turning away from nuclear
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Unformatted text preview: energy, such as shortages and increased prices. This article raises the question of what the EU stance is when it comes to nuclear energy in situation such as this one. Also, where is the EU in this policy conflict, there is a common energy policy but it doesn’t seem to have much if any effect in this situation. Lastly, if Germany is struggling with these issues as an individual country, what is the EU doing to try to solve these energy problems? There is going to be a very big debate in the future when it comes to energy in the EU and it will be interesting to see the outcome....
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