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EU plans ‘stress test’ of all nuclear reactors

Concern over a nuclear crisis developing in Japan has led the European Union to agree to “stress test” all of their nuclear reactors. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Tuesday that “there was a general agreement” to conduct the stress tests. “Nobody spoke against the stress test proposal,” he said.…

EU pulls up shy of bold climate emissions targets

STRASBOURG – The European Commission on Tuesday set out recommendations for EU states to radically slash CO2 emissions by 2050, but avoided upsetting governments or industry with precise targets. Climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard and energy colleague Guenther Oettinger laid out their “roadmap” to 2050, but stressed that its success…