Tag Archives: renewables

Ukraine still fears another Chernobyl-size disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear plant via Reader Supported News (NPR)

Julian Hayda 13 december 22 Sophia Arkadiyivna remembers when the Soviet Union built the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1977, just 20 miles from the village where she served as mayor. After years of atomic energy powering big Russian cities … Continue reading

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Noisy support for an obvious failure via Beyond Nuclear International

By Andrew Stirling and Phil Johnstone At Edinburgh’s Haymarket station, on the route used by COP26 delegates hopping across to Glasgow last November, a large poster displayed a vista from the head of Loch Shiel. In the foreground, a monument … Continue reading

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Why not new nuclear power? via Mark Z. Jacobson

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Offshore wind farm balancing German power grid seen as energy transition “milestone” via Clean Energy Wire

NEWS20 May 2022, 13:46 Benjamin Wehrmann GridWind Clean Energy Wire For the first time, offshore wind energy in Germany is being used to stabilise the country’s electricity system in case of grid fluctuations. The offshore wind farm Riffgrund 1, operated by Danish energy company Orsted, … Continue reading

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Three myths about renewable energy and the grid, debunked via Beyond Nuclear International

By Amory B. Lovins and M.V. Ramana This story was originally published in Yale Environment 360. […] Myth No. 1: A grid that increasingly relies on renewable energy is an unreliable grid. Going by the cliché, “In God we trust; all others bring data,” it’s … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Could Help Europe Cut Its Russia Ties, but Not for Years via New York Times

April 26, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ETApril 26, 2022April 26, 2022 Liz Alderman and Stanley Reed PARIS — On the windswept coast of Flamanville, an industrial city in northwest France facing the choppy waters of the English Channel, a soaring concrete dome houses … Continue reading

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Half of Ukraine’s renewable energy facilities threatened with destruction via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter “Due to the Russian war against Ukraine, half of the RES (Renewable Energy Source) facilities are threatened with complete or partial destruction,” wrote the Ukraine Association of Renewable Energy on its website earlier last month. Ukraine was, said … Continue reading

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German politicians affirm rejection of nuclear power in EU sustainable finance taxonomy via Clean Energy Wire

[…] “We don’t want nuclear energy, we don’t think it’s sustainable and we don’t want the EU to support it,“ the acting minister from the Social Democrats (SPD) told newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe in an article carried by the Frankfurter Allgemeine … Continue reading

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Stop trying to make nuclear power happen via New Socialist

David Cullen A number of eco-modernists are now arguing that the threat of climate crisis means that nuclear power is necessary. However, it remains wildly impractical, and at odds with any world we would like to build. […] A handful … Continue reading

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Spain on track to complete nuclear power phase-out by 2035 via Power Technology

By GlobalDataTechnology GlobalData’s latest report, “Spain Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2021 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape,” discusses the power market structure of Spain and provides historical and forecast numbers for capacity, generation, and consumption up to … Continue reading

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