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Finland’s economic minister sees room for ‘zero or one’ new nuclear power plant

Publish date: March 16, 2009

Finnish economic affairs minister Mauri Pekkarinen was quoted by Swedish-language daily Hufvudstadsbladet on Monday as saying that Finland needed "zero or one at most" new nuclear power station.

He told the paper that structural changes in the wood-processing industry in particular had reduced the need for extra energy, according to Newsroom Finland.

Finland’s Conservative party has hinted it would like to see two new nuclear power stations built.

Three utilities have filed applications to build nuclear generating units, with manufacturers maintaining that all three are needed, said the news service

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After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

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Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

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