EU calls for ‘industrial revolution’ in power generation

The European commission will call for "a new industrial revolution" on Wednesday, says the Guardian, promoting renewable energy and nuclear power to replace dwindling fossil fuels and combat climate change.
Its controversial proposals, outlined in a series of papers on energy policy and competition, are partly based on research published yesterday showing the price of oil and gas is likely to double to US$110 a barrel as global reserves plateau. Coal, it says, will stage a comeback prompted by new carbon-capture and storage systems.
Its promotion of atomic energy, partly for use in producing hydrogen, is the most controversial aspect of its proposals as nuclear power is banned in countries such as Austria and is being phased out in others such as Germany and Sweden.

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