Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Belgium surrenders to the darkness

About as useful for light as the other "alternatives"
Belgium's government announces plan to shut down the country's nuclear reactors in favour of "alternatives".  And I'm betting that they don't mean coal or gas.

The lights are going out all over Europe–metaphorically and literally.

1 comment:

eon said...

In Japan, the government is telling everybody to bundle up because their electric power grid is badly overtasked this winter due to the reactors they shut down after the tsunami still being offline.

At the same time, NYC just got hit with not only their worst blizzard in a few decades, but the earliest snow since the American Civil War. (Which just happened to coincide with the end of the second Little Ice Age.)

Belgium is farther north than either one.

I'd say the likely outcome should be obvious to anyone with a basic knowledge of meteorology, but I'm quite sure that does not include anyone in the decision-making levels of the Belgian government.