Category Archives: Links

Green Energy as a Job Engine

The photo chosen by the Daily Telegraph may make him look like Gollum‘s younger brother, but the UK minister of energy Greg Barker is certainly on to something, when he stresses the economic opportunities offered by alternative energy sources such … Continue reading

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Nuclear divers in the US and a new solar battery

Popular Science has an article about nuclear divers in the US, people who dive in the radiation contaminated cooling water of nuclear reactors to service nuclear power stations. Found via Jay Lake. The naivité of those divers is troubling, particularly … Continue reading

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Fukushima One Year Later

March 11 is the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which killed between approx. 20000 people and also caused a meltdown in the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power station. The nuclear meltdown at a plant deemed safe due … Continue reading

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Oil spill combating news and the nuclear dinosaurs of France and the US

Nuclear power is on its way out in Germany, but unfortunately other countries are still seeing nuclear as a viable energy source. For example, in the US the regulatory body has just approved the first nuclear reactors to be built … Continue reading

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The Global Switch to Renewable Energy

In spite of the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government is planning to restart those of the country’s nuclear power plants that are currently down for maintenance and stress tests as well as to extend the maximum lifetime of Japanese nuclear … Continue reading

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January Energy Links

I will compile a recap of 2011 energy yields as well as our other activities in the next few days, but for now here are some energy links from around the world: First of all, a recent report revealed that … Continue reading

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Radiation due to Fukushima disaster higher than estimated

According to recent reports, the nuclear radiation and particularly the amount of the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 emitted due to the Fukushima disaster in Japan is twice as high as initially estimated. Those who were around for Chernobyl will remember Caesium-137 … Continue reading

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An Interview with Cora – Ein Interview mit Cora

Cora has been interviewed about her Pegasus Pulp e-book venture by Alain Gomez of Book Brouhaha. *** Cora wurde von Alain Gomez auf der Webseite Book Brouhaha zum Thema e-books interviewt.

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The eternal oil crisis and possible alternatives

At the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Yergin claims that the peak oil fears are exaggerated considering that the Earth didn’t run out of oil during the last five “Oh my God, oil is running out” crises either. In the early … Continue reading

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France reminds us that nuclear power is never safe

If anybody needed a reminder that nuclear power is not safe, no matter what the respective authorities say, yesterday’s explosion at a nuclear waste processing facility in Southern France should have served that purpose. The incident at the nuclear facility … Continue reading

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