Newsletter IV 2021

January 22th to 26th

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Jan. 26, 2021 - Wind power industry criticizes the lull in the expansion of wind power

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Jan. 26, 2021 - NUCLEAR WASTE - Debate about repository is picking up speed again

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Jan. 26, 2021 - China: Wind and solar energy are booming

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Jan. 26, 2021 - Nuclear power: experts warn of Polish nuclear power plant plans

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Jan. 25, 2021 - Plans for the sites of decommissioned kilns: amusement park instead of coal-fired power station

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Jan 25, 2021 - Underground Sun Conversion: Summer energy harvest for winter

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Jan. 25, 2021 - Turnaround in traffic: Politicians must use all technology options

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Jan. 24, 2021 - Philosopher Chomsky: "Turning back the doomsday clock is possible"

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Jan. 24, 2021 - Defense industry: VW is committed to the dispute over France's nuclear submarines

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Energy backup from gas or nuclear power plants?

23 Jan 2021 - German Environment Minister for the further construction of Nord Stream 2

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Jan. 22, 2021 - Berlin: Nuclear weapons jet in the rush-hour process before the federal election?

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UN treaty for a ban on nuclear weapons

Jan. 22, 2021 - Berlin insists on the bomb

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Jan. 22, 2021 - Greens upset about Heinrich Böll Foundation

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Vatican reaffirms commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons

Jan. 22, 2021 - Possession of nuclear weapons is "immoral"

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Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Jan. 22, 2021 - Japan is also missing - of all things

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Jan. 22, 2021 - Nuclear energy expert Lothar Hahn has passed away

 

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January 22, 2021 - Nuclear weapons: Banned worldwide as of today

 

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Map of the nuclear world:

The possession of nuclear weapons has been banned worldwide since January 22, 2021 ...

 

The German version of this world map:

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Apr. 06, 2019 - ICAN city appeals

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Sep 05, 2017 - Washington in the fight against the UN agreement on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

 

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Radioactivity worldwide ...

Will open in a new window! - YouTube - The History of the Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima & Nagasaki - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQh9rXc7Vnw&list=PLJI6AtdHGth3FZbWsyyMMoIw-mT1Psuc5&index=42
The History of the Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima & Nagasaki

 

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ICAN International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

 

ICAN nuclear ban - The campaign that outlaws nuclear weapons

The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global, civil society alliance in over 100 countries. She has been campaigning for a UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons for over 10 years. The entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, on January 22, 2021 is an important milestone. ICAN is now campaigning for the recognition of the treaty and further ratifications ...

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The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty enters into force - implications and background

 

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Nuclear weapons worldwide

Inventory of nuclear warheads

According to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), nine states currently have nuclear weapons.

The global inventory of nuclear warheads, which peaked at 1986 in 70.300, is currently estimated at a total of 13.410. Of these, around 9.320 are in military stocks, the rest is to be dismantled (as of September 2020).

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

On July 7, 2017, representatives of 122 countries passed a draft of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was signed by numerous countries on September 20, 2017 and should be ratified from that date. The contract comes into force on January 22, 2021. However, the nuclear powers do not plan to sign the treaty, nor do most of the NATO countries, including Germany. You consider the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to be sufficient ...

 

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Wikipedia

 

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty (abbreviated AVV, English: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, abbreviated TPNW) is an international agreement that prohibits the development, production, testing, acquisition, storage, transport, stationing and use of nuclear weapons, as well as the threat thereof. In December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution with a mandate to negotiate such a treaty. The first round of negotiations took place in New York in March 2017, the second in July 2017. 132 of the 124 member states took part in the first conference and 193 in the second, including Austria as a co-initiator, Switzerland, Iran and Saudi Arabia . The official and de facto nuclear powers and the NATO countries, with the exception of the Netherlands, did not take part in the negotiations.

The drafted contract was approved on July 7, 2017 with 122 votes; the Netherlands voted against, Singapore abstained. At the UN General Assembly in September 2017, 53 states initially signed. By October 24, 2020, 84 states had signed and 50 had ratified the treaty. On January 22, 2021, 90 days after the 50th ratification, the treaty entered into force ...

 

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Newsletter XI 2021

March 10th to 16st

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March 16, 2021 - Economic Council of the CDU: A lobby association in the party executive committee

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March 16, 2021 - Great Britain expands nuclear weapons arsenal

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 Off Topic - Piezoelectric Generator

March 16, 2021 - Energy Harvesting: Wood provides electricity

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defense industry

March 15, 2021 - The war business continues to boom

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March 15, 2021 - Wind power learns to swim

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March 14, 2021 - Atomic energy and climate catastrophe: no bright future

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First the west destroyed the east and now ...

March 14, 2021 - The militarization of the world

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Off Topic

Mar 14, 2021 - Poisonous Agrochemicals: Will Humankind Be Extinct In A Few Years?

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Lessons from Fukushima

March 13, 2021 - Nuclear power as a bridging technology? No thank you

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A society without nuclear power

March 13, 2021 - Head of Japan's larger opposition party calls for nuclear power-off

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March 12, 2021 - nuclear time bomb

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March 12, 2021 - Urenco: A threat to nuclear phase-out and peace

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Fukushima anniversary in Hamm March 11, 2021Vigils in Münsterland and Hamm on March 11th, the Fukushima anniversary

Sun and rain, wind and weather, there was a bit of everything, between 15 and 50 participants per location, I think it's good.

During our Sunday walks at THTR we had an average of 1986 participants and 10 police cars with 3 people on site until the end of April 6. From the beginning of May up to 800 demonstrators and countless police officers came.

So, things are moving forward, the climate is getting warmer and there are plenty of appointments:

Mar. 28, 1979 - Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, USA

Apr. 26, 1986 - Chernobyl, Ukraine, USSR

and much more.

All important dates: NAMS + INES - Nuclear Power Accidents (PDF)

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MiK has a new arms dealer ... Will open in a new window! - YouTube channel Reaktorpleite - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower explains in clear and unequivocal terms who and what MiK is on his departure. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIlxAvaG6dY&list=PLJI6AtdHGth3FZbWsyyMMoIw-mT1Psuc5

March 11, 2021 - EU may deliver weapons in the future

tagesschau.de

It is a change in EU security policy: With a specially created budget outside the EU budget, arms and ammunition deliveries to third countries are to be possible for the first time. Monitor is the draft ...

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March 11, 2021 - Fukushima - ten years later

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March 11, 2021 - Environment Minister: Germany wants to campaign for nuclear phase-out worldwide

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March 10, 2021 - Ten years of Fukushima: Japan also wants to achieve climate neutrality with nuclear power

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March 10, 2021 - Broad alliance calls for: Consistent energy transition instead of nuclear power

 

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Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster:

March 10, 2021 - Deutsche Umwelthilfe warns of the renaissance of nuclear power under the guise of climate protection

Press release Deutsche Umwelthilfe - duh.de

 

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Map of the nuclear world:

The nuclear lobby is throwing money around the world and the well-known propagandists use both hands ...

 

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Feb. 03, 2020 - Stay vigilant

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May 25, 2020 - "The danger of a nuclear war is as great as in the Cold War"

 

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Radioactivity worldwide ...

What influence do lobbyists have on politics? What influence do lobbyists have on politics?

 

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The nuclear lobby

What does "radioactive radiation" mean?

The atomic lobby is made up of organizations, corporations and people from politics, business, research and the media who support and promote the use of atomic energy for political and economic reasons and / or often also out of personal convictions. These are networked nationally or internationally and pursue the goal of extending the service life of nuclear power plants, promoting the construction of new nuclear power plants and delaying and reversing the nuclear phase-out that has been decided in some countries. In order to achieve this goal, the atomic lobby tries systematically with the help of standardized argumentation to influence and manipulate politics and the public in its own way ...

 

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Wikipedia

 

Lobbying

Lobbying, lobbying or lobbying is a term taken from the English (lobbying) for the representation of interests in politics and society, in which individual persons or interest groups ("lobbies") try to influence the executive, the legislature - mainly by cultivating personal connections . Lobbying also influences public opinion through public relations work. This is mainly done through the mass media.

The term has negative connotations (secondary meanings), so interest groups do not appear under this term. Common names for lobbying are, for example, public affairs, political communication and political advice. Companies and organizations sometimes have an office in the capital or a representative in the capital, but also offices at the state governments.

In 2006, Thomas Leif and Rudolf Speth introduced the term Fifth Power for lobbying in analogy to the term Fourth Power for the mass media, which, however, is viewed by other authors as exaggerated. Thilo Bode headlined the glyphosate scandal 2017 in the newspaper for German and international politics, in the October 2018 issue: "Lobbyism 2.0: The industrial-political complex." ...

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Military-industrial complex

The term gained popularity through the US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who in his farewell speech on January 17, 1961 expressly warned against the entanglements and influences of the military-industrial complex in the USA. Eisenhower, who himself had once been Chief of Staff of the Army, like Mills saw the military-industrial complex as a danger to democratic institutions and democracy. Through the effect of this complex on jobs and economic power, the political leadership could be induced to want to resolve conflicts more militarily than politically and thus act as an extended arm of the armaments industry lobby ...

 

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Further to: Newspaper article 2021

 

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Newsletter II 2021

January 08th to 14th

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Jan 14, 2021 - U.S. grant granted for Romanian SMR site survey

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Wind energy is coming

Jan. 14, 2021 - Russia puts the country's largest wind farm into operation

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German nuclear fuel rods for old nuclear power plants

Jan. 14, 2021 - No more export bans before the election

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Jan. 14, 2021 - Union turns nuclear weapons into a coalition issue "Only those who don't wobble are capable of governing"

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Jan. 13, 2021 - Fossil electrification - Africa's expansion of renewable energies is in danger

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Jan. 13, 2021 - Energy transition in Germany - The expansion of wind power is stagnating massively

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Jan. 13, 2021 - State government informs about the dumping of nuclear power plant rubble

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Jan. 12, 2021 - Environment Committee advises on popular initiative to withdraw from EURATOM

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Jan. 12, 2021 - Outrage over fuel element transport: nuclear export despite contradiction

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Energy transition project "HyDeal"

Jan. 12, 2021 - Mega project aims to bring green hydrogen from Spain to Germany

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Jan. 12, 2021 - Julia Herr: Atomic energy must not have a future!

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Nightingale, I hear you trap ...

Jan. 11, 2021 - Coordination office for the retrieval of the Asse barrels

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Jan. 11, 2021 - Cold: France once again on the verge of an electricity blackout

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Jan 11, 2021 - UK HPR1000 design open for public comment

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Weather extremes

Jan 11, 2021 - Surprising explanation: How air pollution causes dangerous thunderstorms

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Marine biomass

Jan 10, 2021 - Nuclear War - Can the Sea Provide Mankind with Food?

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Jan 10, 2021 - Ex-Defense Minister: Biden should restrict nuclear weapons authority

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Spionage

Jan. 10, 2021 - Vienna as a "small North Korea hotspot"

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Jan. 09, 2021 - Critical infrastructure: massive problems in the European power grid

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Jan. 09, 2021 - Germany is looking for the super shaft

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Money for repository

Jan. 09, 2021 - A “nuclear bonus” for municipalities arouses displeasure

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Jan 09, 2021 - French nuclear regulators criticize the earthquake safety of the Cattenom nuclear power plant

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Jan 08, 2021 - Energy supply - Is France threatened with a blackout?

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January 08, 2021 - BUND contradiction against the export of fuel elements for the Belgian nuclear power plant in Doel

 

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January 08, 2021 - European organization for cooperation in waste disposal founded

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European Repository Development Organization

ERDO working group

ERDO Working Group - PDF file

Member countries are: Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Norway and Slovenia.

 

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Map of the nuclear world:

European Nuclear Waste Organization!

 

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Expertise on nuclear waste

October 05, 2020 - Uranium exports to Russia apparently illegal

 

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Radioactivity worldwide ...

Mayak nuclear waste storage facilityDW-TV: Nuclear waste dump in Mayak, Russia

 

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nuclear waste report

 

Disposal

background objects

After 50 years of repository policy in Germany, the balance sheet is sober: two damaged salt domes, a third, which has been highly controversial and geologically unsuitable for 40 years, and an old ore mine, the conversion of which into a nuclear waste storage facility is causing considerable problems. Parliamentary committees of inquiry have already dealt with two locations, the Lower Saxony State Parliament 2009 - 2012 with ASSE II and the German Bundestag 2010 - 2013 with Gorleben. At the Wismut in Saxony and Thuringia, the dumps and sedimentation basins are simply used as near-surface, permanent waste storage for radioactive scrap and construction rubble.

As early as 1977, the Gorleben salt dome in the Lüchow-Dannenberg district in Lower Saxony was named as a location for a repository for highly radioactive waste. A comparative search for the best possible location had not taken place ...

 

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Nuclear waste and final disposal in Europe

EU requirements

In July 2011 the European Union passed a law on the final disposal of nuclear waste; all member states must present a concept for long-term disposal by 2015. 

Denmark is looking for an international solution for the storage of the fuel elements of its research reactor DR-1. If this fails, the fuel elements are to be disposed of in the LILW repository in Risø for low- and medium-level radioactive waste. The spent fuel elements for DR-2 and -3 were transferred to the USA ...

 

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Wikipedia

 

Search for a repository in Germany

The search for a repository is intended to find a suitable location in a deep geological formation for a repository for high-level radioactive waste. The search process for the Federal Republic of Germany is described in the Site Selection Act, which was amended in mid-2017. The main criteria were previously drawn up by the Commission for the Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste from 2014 to mid-2016.

The final disposal process is divided into the “stages” selection of the disposal facility, construction of the disposal facility, storage of the radioactive waste and closure of the mine.

The site selection is to be broken down into the three phases of site-region selection, surface and underground exploration.

At the same time as the technical selection process, a multi-stage, democratically legitimized decision-making and conflict management process is proposed with the aim of enabling the broadest possible and generational consensus ...

 

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Newsletter XVI 2021

April 13-15

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Are nuclear and gas sustainable?

Apr. 15, 2021 - EU Commission takes a decision

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Apr. 15, 2021 - billions for the military - and millions of people are starving

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Sooner or later they will all have to be measured by your own words.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Apr 14, 2021 - Japan can't make the world pay to dispose of nuclear wastewater

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Apr. 14, 2021 - SPD waves through EU combat drone

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Apr. 14, 2021 - Against the transport of nuclear waste: Action alliance praises local councils

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Fukushima - water into the sea

Apr 13, 2021 - Tritium between fact and science denial

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Alliance calls for an end to repository:

Apr. 13, 2021 - All against Konrad

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Climate and environmental arguments "ignored":

Apr. 13, 2021 - Umwelthilfe files a lawsuit against the continued construction of Nord Stream 2

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Apr 13, 2021 - Fukushima nuclear disaster: contaminated water into the sea

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Apr. 13, 2021 - Opponent of wind power resigns

 

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Apr. 13, 2021 - Gas-fired power plant: Is electricity from natural gas sustainable?

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Map of the nuclear world:

Can natural gas solve our problems?

 

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Jan. 21, 2020 - Electricity and oil prices: We allow ourselves to be subsidized by the environment

Ralf Volke / rnd.de

 

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Gas power plant

A gas power plant is a power plant that uses chemical energy from the combustion of a fuel gas as a primary energy source. Natural gas is by far the most frequently used, along with biogas, wood gas, coal gas, flue gases and other fuel gas. If the term gas power plant is used without further details, it is usually natural gas ...

Greenhouse gas emissions

Gas-fired power plants cause lower emissions in direct operation than coal-fired power plants. However, since natural gas consists largely of methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas, natural gas losses during extraction and transport must also be included in the greenhouse balance of gas-fired power plants. Depending on the origin of the natural gas, the greenhouse balance varies, especially since there is still uncertainty in science about methane losses in the supply chains. In particular, there are major differences in research about gas losses in shale gas extraction, where hydraulic fracturing is usually used ...

 

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greenwashing

Greenwash or greenwashing (green dyeing) is understood to mean when companies try to give themselves an environmentally friendly image with the help of public relations and PR campaigns. No wonder that nuclear companies, which have a bad reputation in Germany and other countries, also use this strategy.

LobbyControl published a study in 2007 in which it examined the goals and instruments of greenwashing. Companies usually aim to achieve greater acceptance for their business areas, to influence political decisions or to receive government support, for example for climate protection projects. LobbyControl differentiates between advertising campaigns, sustainability reports, environmentally friendly model projects and much more ...

 

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Newsletter IX 2021

February 25th to March 02th

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Renewable energies should be promoted more

Mar 02, 2021 - Former Japanese Prime Ministers urge Japan to phase out nuclear energy

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March 01, 2021 - Asse interim storage facility brings additional radioactive contamination

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March 01, 2021 - Macron relies on nuclear power

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March 01, 2021 - Nuclear power plant in Eemshaven: Prime Minister Rutte is fueling the discussion again

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March 01, 2021 - Hydrogen Alliance welcomes the Federal Network Agency's decision against large-scale electrolysis projects

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Feb. 28, 2021 - Hydrogen as an alternative: The shortest joke

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Feb. 28, 2021 - Green light for electricity from the North Sea to Hamm

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Feb. 28, 2021 - Nuclear climate protection

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Feb. 27, 2021 - "This could mean extreme heat waves for Europe"

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Feb. 27, 2021 - Gorbachev's appeal to Putin and Biden - "The main thing is to prevent nuclear war"

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Feb. 26, 2021 - 10 years of Fukushima: Promote independent research instead of preventing it

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Feb. 26, 2021 - Atomic Plant: Franco-Russian joint venture

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Term extension to 50 years

Feb. 25, 2021 - France is sticking to old nuclear power plants

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Feb 25, 2021 - USA topped the list in terms of military spending

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Earth + climate

Feb 25, 2021 - Gulf Stream System weakening "unprecedented"

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Feb. 25, 2021 - Too prone to failure and unreliable: Nuclear power has no future for DIW

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Feb. 25, 2021 - France: Nuclear regulator approves extension of service life

 

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Flash flood in the Himalayas

Feb. 25, 2021 - There are one and a half kilograms of plutonium on the Nanda Devi

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Map of the nuclear world:

1,5 kilos of plutonium on the roof of the world ...

 

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July 17, 2020 - Europe: Map shows radioactive soil pollution

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SMR - the nuclear reactor for the front yard!

May 03. 2018 - NASA successfully tests Kilopower reactor

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US President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Warning of the military-industrial complex (Deep State)US President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Warning of the military-industrial complex (Deep State)

 

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Plutonium batteries and radioactive contamination

For decades, so-called radionuclide batteries have been used in space travel to generate electricity, which generate energy from radioactive decay; the English term for it is Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs). Plutonium or americium are mostly used in RTGs. In addition, so-called radioisotope heater units (RHUs) have been developed to generate heat for the instruments.

The US first used an RTG in 1961 on the Transit 4A navigation satellite, and another in 1969 on the Nimbus III weather satellite. RTGs and partly RHUs were used in the missions Apollo, Pioneer, Viking, Voyager, Galileo, Ulysses, Cassini and New Horizons. The Mars rovers Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity used solar energy, but generated the heat for the instruments with RHUs. During the Curiosity mission from 2011, the multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator was used for the first time to generate electricity and heat. Since the 1960s, the Soviet Union and later Russia also used radionuclide batteries in space travel.

The use of radioactive batteries has led to serious accidents several times:

In 1964, a US Navy satellite crashed on launch, distributing one kilogram of plutonium into the atmosphere.

In 1978 the reactor core of the Soviet satellite "Kosmos 954" contaminated 124.000 square kilometers in Canada after a crash landing. 

In 1996 the Russian Mars-96 probe crashed with 200 grams of plutonium into the border area between Chile and Bolivia ...

 

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Radionuclide batteries for space travel

A sufficiently large, compactly arranged amount of 238Pu heats up to white heat due to its own radioactive decay and emits only very small amounts of gamma radiation, so that one gets by with the thinnest shielding compared to five other potentially suitable nuclides. It is therefore used in oxidized form as chemically inert plutonium dioxide to generate electrical energy in radionuclide batteries.

Because of their longevity, radionuclide batteries are used in interplanetary space travel, especially for space probes that are supposed to reach the outer solar system. Because solar cells no longer supply enough energy at a great distance from the sun. Such nuclear batteries were built into the Voyager probes, Cassini-Huygens (1997–2005 for Saturn) or New Horizons (2006–2015 for Pluto), for example. In the past, radionuclide batteries with plutonium 238Pu were also used in orbiting satellites.

In 1964, the US Transit 5BN-3 satellite with a radionuclide battery on board burned up in a false start about 50 kilometers above the Pacific. The satellite contained almost one kilogram of plutonium, which was then measurably distributed over the entire northern hemisphere ...

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MiK - Military-Industrial Complex

The term military-industrial complex (MIK) is used in socio-critical analyzes to describe the close cooperation and mutual relationships between politicians, representatives of the military and representatives of the armaments industry. In the US, think tanks such as PNAC are seen as a possible additional stakeholder group.

Coining of the term

The concept of a military-industrial complex was coined in 1956 by the American sociologist Charles Wright Mills under the title The Power Elite (German: "The American Elite: Society and Power in the United States"). Mills shows the close interests between the military, business and political elites in America after the Second World War. The 9th chapter "The Military Ascendancy" is particularly relevant. Mills does not use the term “military-industrial complex”. He speaks of the "military establishment". Mills saw it as a serious threat to the democratic state structure and a risk for military clashes between the United States and the Soviet Union. In criticizing the military's influence on science and research, Mills cites as an example that Eisenhower, as ex-general, was director of the University of Columbia. Eisenhower, of all people, later took up Mills' criticism and coined the term military-industrial complex ...

 

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