Ignorant waste

OK so energy politics is not my forte but this is too interesting not to bring up. Sweden generates half of their electricity from nuclear power. In the production of nuclear energy water is used…

…to extract the extra heat from nuclear power stations (cooling water). It is not at all radioactive and it could be very easily be channelled into Sweden’s extensive district-heating grid. But no – this water is not even used to provide showers in the nuclear facility. Instead it is poured into the sea, possibly harming sea life and creating lovely clouds of expensive steam.

According to Paddy K this hot water accounts for one-third of all the energy (energy not electricity) produced in Sweden.

If Paddy is right about what he writes then this ignorant waste needs to be changed…

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