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No, I don't think so. 12 units were built. The people in industry (like Curt Nicolin) who extrapolated wanted 24 units. But the last two, the biggest units (BWR 90) were not really needed at the time. They should have been built in the 90's instead if reason had prevailed. Which, considering this is Sweden, it of course did not.

And of course power demand grew immediatly when those units were completed, one can't not use the power when the reactors are built, can one? So lots of power was "wasted" in the late 80's and 90's (on inefficient direct electrical heating for example) until "real" demand recently caught up with the "overbuilt" demand.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Sep 8th, 2006 at 10:42:49 AM EST
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