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Swedish power consumption is not stagnating, it only looks like it is. The graph only shows generation, not consumption. The last few years Sweden has been importing more power than we have exported.

The other reason is that nuclear power was overbuilt in the 80's as the elites understood that there wouldn't be a second chance to build reactors in a long time, due to the anti-nuclear referndum.

It has taken almost 20 years of "natural" consumption growth to reach the capacity level nuclear overbuilding generated. No new capacity worth mentioning has been built since 1985, until just now when growth has caught up with capacity and the two 600 MW Barsebäck reactors were prematurely closed.

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

by Starvid on Thu Sep 7th, 2006 at 01:52:44 PM EST
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