I appreciated this BNC comment by John Bennetts, which ends with this:
European comparison prices: [note esp. Denmark, Germany vs. France – Ed.] If Wikipedia isn’t sufficiently reliable, other sources tend to be dated. See, for example, Table 3 of: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-07-080/EN/KS-SF-07-080-EN.PDF
I truly believe that future judgement will be that the last decade of the 1990′s and the first two decades of this century were spent chasing expensive dreams including SPV and wind, when a much better alternative to fossil fuel was available, with French nuclear runs on the board. The next generation will not be happy to find that their inheritance has been squandered in this way and that the opportunity to concurrently take action to reduce climate change has been lost, in large part because of the emotionally driven decisions to follow the mistaken dreams of a noisy few.