Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egypt: food, energy and human rights

A truly interesting post by Gail the Actuary appeared yesterday 29th January 2011 on the Oil Drum:  What is behind Egypt’s problems? It is a case in point in the connection between food, energy  and the closing gap between export and … Continue reading

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Plutonium is lying around, virtually unprotected, at a test site in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the dreamland for the future of nuclear energy believers. Everything is possible in uranium mining. Just follow the example of Kazakhstan. Right? For example here (an interesting article by itself, knowing that the quoted hero is now in prison … Continue reading

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another “revolution” or just propaganda?

Today I came across this article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110125/sc_afp/franceenergyalternativewindcontract here is the headline: France launches 10-billion euro tender for wind turbines “President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday France was seeking bidders for a 10-billion euro (13.6 billion dollar) contract to build the country’s … Continue reading

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Future of Nuclear Energy

During the second half of 2009 I published a 4 chapter paper at the oildrum and on the archive (see here for a nice review http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24414/ and the links to the papers). It was (to my own surprise) widely spread … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy some videos

Hi, have a look at this video and the mess left behind after uranium mining. And it is said that it is all under control now and soon clean again  http://www.wismut.de/index_english.htm finding uranium in nature I+II (ATOM CALLING) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9DsOyWsNp0&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pci02sEHGho&feature=related And … Continue reading

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2010: the warmest year on record

New summary data for 2010 and in all kind of areas are coming these days. The New York Times reports on the average 2010 temperature like that: Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on … Continue reading

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Forgotten anniversaries and what we call civilized

Two days, I almost forgot, to reflect on in early January. Why to remember them today (read more about these anniversaries below)? Well, because they have some importance for things we discuss these days. (1) Science can change absurd world views. … Continue reading

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