TITLE

Italy confirms nuclear power will return

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Utility Week;5/30/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Italy's minister of economic development, Claudio Scajola, has confirmed his government's plans to reverse a ban on nuclear energy dating back to 1987. In that year Italians voted to close several nuclear power plants and ban the construction of new ones. But since then Italy has been forced to import a significant proportion of its power and has been vulnerable to blackouts. The return to nuclear was signalled by prime minister Silvio Berlusconi during his election campaign in February 2008.
ACCESSION #
33041839

 

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