Thu, Nov 01, 2012 - Page 11 News List

Poll: Germans accept nuke exit despite rising bill
民調︰電費攀高 德國人仍堅持廢核

A combination of undated pictures shows aerial views of the German nuclear power plants, top left to bottom right, at Neckarwestheim, Brunsbuettel, Isar, Biblis A and B, Philippsburg and Unterweser.
這張組合照片,由左上至右下,分別為德國內卡維斯特海姆核電廠、布倫斯布代爾核電廠、伊薩核電廠、畢伯里斯A與B核電廠、菲利普斯堡核電廠,與下威悉河核電廠。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

A new poll finds that a large majority of Germans back the government’s decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, despite rising electricity bills.

The poll for German news magazine Focus published on Oct. 11 found that 72 percent continue to support the country’s energy switchover. Only 24 percent were opposed to the policy.

Germany’s grid operators announced earlier this month that a surcharge on households’ electricity prices financing the expansion of renewable energies will increase by 47 percent starting in January. A typical family of four will then have to pay about 250 euros (US$325) per year on top of their bill.

Polling agency Forsa surveyed 1,000 people this week. Focus did not provide the poll’s margin of error.

(Liberty Times)

一份新民調發現,絕大多數德國人支持政府十年內逐步淘汰核能電廠,並轉向再生能源的決策,即便電費攀漲亦然。

這份為德國新聞雜誌「焦點」進行、十月十一日公布的民調發現,百分之七十二民眾繼續支持國家能源徹底轉換的決策。僅百分之二十四反對此政策。

德國電網營運業者本月初宣布,提供再生能源擴展資金的家戶電價附加費用,將從明年一月起調漲百分之四十七。屆時,一個典型的四口之家在電費之外,每年還必須支付約兩百五十歐元費用(三百二十五美元)。

民調機構「弗莎」本週調查一千名民眾。「焦點」沒有提供該民調的誤差範圍。

(自由時報/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. phase out v. phr.

分階段(逐步)停止 (fen1 jie1 duan4 (zhu2 bu4) ting2 zhi3)

例: The plan will be phased out.

(該計畫將逐步停止。)

2. switchover n.

轉換;徹底改變 (zhuan3 huan4; che4 di3 gai3 bian4)

例: The switchover from analog to digital TV services in Taiwan has been completed.

(台灣已完成類比電視全面轉換至數位電視服務的工程。)

3. on top of prep. phr.

除了…之外(還) (chu2 le5 … zhi1 wei4 (hai2))

例: On top of being dull, he’s unfriendly.

(他除了遲鈍外,還不友善。)


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