With this 70 GW nuclear power in China their annual lifecycle CO2 emissions will be around 2 million tons, as compared to 226 million tons if they went for fossil gas or 408 million tons if coal. Comes out, #nuclear reduces their #co2 impact 100-200x times.
Energy and Climate: "63 years ago, Shell geologist M. K. Hubbert projected a benign vision of our energy future using a simple diagram. Within a few years, however, the antinuclear "green" lobby was born, and thanks to it we remain barreling toward a complete and utter energy/climate trainwreck."
As it comes out, Greenpeace Energy not only sells fossil gas but also in 2017 attempted to sue European Commission to block UK state aid for Hinkley Point C #nuclear power plant.
Hard to find a more shocking example of hypocrisy than a company that sells energy source of 490 gCO2 eq/kWh trying to block energy source of 12 gCO2 eq/kWh
"This is the brief, simple story of two major clean energy projects, and how one exposes the double standards suffered by the other."
China's first Hualong One (HPR1000) #nuclear reactor was connected to the Chinese grid on January 30th.
Another five HPR1000s are scheduled to enter service by next year, making for 4 total in China and 2 in Pakistan.
As China's first self-developed Gen III reactor design, it is targeted not only at the domestic market, but also at the export.
Construction time was 5 years. (via Maya Posh)
Gazprom 🇷🇺 is reducing its gas supplies to EU 🇪🇺 in an attempt to bump prices up, but it's also likely that Gazprom is just trying to bully EU into finishing the Nord Stream 2 construction this way.
Which only demonstrates how delusional European Greens 🍀🤝 ⛽ are in their attempts to shut down #nuclear plants and replace them by fossil gas as "transitional fuel".
Each *month* airline passengers expose themselves to a radiation dose equivalent to the one released in Fukushima and the dose received by airline crews are way higher than those received by #nuclear plant workers. Obviously no environmental organisations push moral panic about the about this massive source of radiation, perhaps because it's "natural" 😂
Poland’s Synthos Green Energy has announced completion of a deployment feasibility study for the implementation of a fleet of GE Hitachi #nuclear Energy BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland.
The competition is on for Eastern Europe’s #nuclear power market 🇨🇿 🇭🇺 🇪🇺 🇵🇱 🇦🇩
German #nuclear power plant Biblis shut down in 2017 now being replaced by... yes, you guessed it - by a new fossil gas power plant!
At this moment, Germany is importing 3.3 GW of #nuclear power from France due to calm wind and no sunlight in Germany and much of Europe, plus burning coal and fossil gas like crazy...
86% of French people between the age of 18 and 34 have been brainwashed into believing that #nuclear energy CAUSES global warming. https://www.lepoint.fr/economie/rechauffement-les-francais-accusent-le-nucleaire-26-06-2019-2321239_28.php
Extinction Rebellion #xr UK ex-spokes person:
"For many years I was skeptical of #nuclear power. Surrounded by anti-nuclear activists, I had allowed fear of radiation, nuclear waste and weapons of mass destruction to creep into my subconscious. A friend sent me a scientific paper on the actual impacts, including the (very small number of) total deaths from radiation at Chernobyl and Fukushima, I realised I had been duped into anti-science sentiment all this time."
This is a plan of deep geologic repository in Germany. Wait, in Germany? I've heard Germany is closing down its nuclear plants?!
But who said it's #nuclear? Millions of tons of highly toxic mercury and arsenic waste is being stored worldwide in geologic repositories for decades. That's the only thing you can do because unlike nuclear waste you can't recycle these metals.
Closure of zero-emission #nuclear power plants is good business for environmental apparently:
"The state of New York, together with the environmental group Riverkeeper, which had waged a legal battle to shut down the plant (...) that the deal created a $15 million fund for community and environmental projects and that Riverkeeper believes it is due half of that"
As we remember the 1986 Chernobyl tragedy, it's worth also reminding that ~400 other #nuclear reactors worldwide continue operate uninterrupted for the last half century providing stable and clean electricity.
Three remaining Chernobyl reactors continued to operate safely to 2000.Even after Chernobyl closure Ukraine's energy sector continues to produce electricity at relatively low CO2 intensity thanks to #nuclear plants - today it's 240 gCO2eq/kWh while Germany is at... 230.
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