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The European wind lobby is not interested in joining forces with the nuclear industry as a "clean power" coalition. Such is the response of the European Wind Energy Association to the affectionate embrace from nuclear power as it prepares to make its mark at the United Nations climate change summit in Kyoto this month (story page 32). "There is no way we want any kind of association with the nuclear industry. We don't want to undermine our image and credibility," says EWEA chief executive Christophe Bourillon. "But it's quite nice to see those big, rich nuclear people trying to forge an alliance with us. Not long ago they were just ignoring wind energy. Could this be one more sign that our industry is now accepted as a serious player at the energy table?"

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