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On "renewables" (solar & wind), in 2009:
'The main.. challenge is that the wind does not always blow and the sun does not always shine in a given location..'
tinyurl.com/n9eeu4g A challenge even for sunny, breezy Australia. 1/12
And the way the energy discussion has bogged down in Australia is reminiscent of what's described here:
(I recently saw the issue of persistent fossil fuel consumption dismissed with #BecauseRenewables - seriously?) 2/12
Is the term "renewable" even all that useful for serving effective clean energy progress, or more-so for other purposes? I highly recommend this exploration sciencedirect.com/science/articl… 3/12
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On Jan 3, the Dems ought to introduce a bill to strip Trump of nuclear first strike authority, and insist it be signed into law before any discussion of a wall.

It's a matter of national security.

@RepRoKhanna @RepAdamSchiff @SenMarkey @RepTedLieu @RepKarenBass
As he becomes more unstable, @RepKarenBass, it is critical Congress preempt such a strike.
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France presented today its #energy and #climate strategy. It has four goals:
1 - To cut #energy consumption
2 - To turn away from #fossilfuels
3 - To diversify its #energy mix
4 - To keep things affordable, increase jobs and innovate medias.businessimmo.com/default/0002/3…
The overall target of France's strategy for #energy and #climate is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through cutting GHG emissions down significantly and also increasing carbon sinks
France wants to cut #CO2 emissions down to 227 Mt in 10 years by cutting final #energy consumption 14% and primary #energy from #fossilfuels by 35%. Also, increasing #renewable heating and doubling the #electricity from renewables. Note: transport emissions vanish by 2050.
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What has @wikileaks has taught and shown us about ​#nuclear issues? A thread. Add info you've found to be in the public interest that whistleblowers have trusted to the​ global #WikiLeaks archive #WikiLeaksIsAPublisher​​ #Assange #SubstanceOverSmear
Western and Chinese companies expose workers in African uranium grab - WikiLeaks released a collection of documents that open up a corrupt multi-billion dollar war by Western and Chinese companies in the Central African Republic (CAR)​ wikileaks.org/car-mining/
Trident nuclear weapons submariner, Royal Navy Able Seaman William McNeilly, aged 25, stated, "Please make sure this information is released. I don't want to be in prison without anyone knowing the truth," about the detailed nuclear safety problems wikileaks.org/trident-safety/
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#BREAKING: The Pantex Nuclear Plant in #Texas is experiencing an operational emergency. The Emergency Response Organization has been activated.
The #Pantex Nuclear Plant is the primary U.S. nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Reports that there is no threat posed to the public at this time.
CNN is now reporting that the lockdown is due to a 'Security Event'. #Texas #Nuclear
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Can someone explain to me when the @GOP stopped ignoring fiscal responsibility?
Can someone explain to me why @GOP claimed to be the party of Moral Values but continues to support a person like @realDonaldTrump?

#values
Can you explain to me why you wouldn't want another party in power for the Senate or House when you believe in the Constitution and checks and balances?

#ChecksAndBalances
#Midterms2018
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Today much of the world's population lives safer, more comfortable, healthier, longer, more productive lives than ever before. And yet, around half of the global population currently lacks access to enough electricity, and 1.2bn people have no access at all. #IPCC 1/n
Global electricity access is rising, which is improving the lives of millions. But this means our decarbonisation challenge is even greater, since we not only have to replace our entire fossil fuel infrastructure, but probably double it to meet rising global energy demand. #IPCC
The question is where will this energy to come from? A: Right now, mainly from #coal. #IPCC
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@foxnewspolitics French intelligence concluded #Iran's intelligence ministry, which is controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered foiled attack on exiled Iranian opposition group's rally near Paris in June, French diplomatic source said.
irannewswire.org/german-court-a…
The Trump administration is pushing international nuclear inspectors to launch a new investigation into evidence Iran has been stockpiling #nuclear weapons technology and materials at a secret undisclosed site freebeacon.com/national-secur…
The hardening of relations between #Paris2018 and Tehran could have far-reaching consequences for Iran as President Hassan Rouhani’s government looks to European capitals to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal reuters.com/article/us-fra…
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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has released the public redacted bids submitted under its 12 TWh/year Zero Carbon Energy RFP. Going to sift through them today and provide some highlights. #procurement #cleanenergy #offshorewind #nuclear #hydro #solar
1/ Background: On July 31, 2018, DEEP issued the final RFP for Zero Carbon Energy, soliciting proposals for up to 12 TWh/year of qualified zero carbon energy and associated environmental attributes. Proposals were due September 14. dpuc.state.ct.us/DEEPEnergy.nsf…
2/ Background: Eligible resources included New England nuclear power generating facilities (i.e., Millstone and Seabrook), existing and incremental hydropower, zero carbon Class I resources (i.e., solar, onshore/offshore wind), and paired & co-located energy storage.
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@EricHolthaus Now let's talk about solutions. First of all, slow the bleeding. QUIT CLOSING #NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. Oyster Creek shutting down is like taking a baseball bat to over 5 Ivanpah solar plants; it produced ~5400 GWh zero-GHG per year vs Ivanpah's 990 GWh.
@EricHolthaus The replacement power isn't coming from solar and wind, guys. It's coming from natural gas and coal. Solar and wind can't compete with the kind of reliable capacity factor Oyster Creek delivered 24/7.
@EricHolthaus #nuclear power stations that are "unprofitable" are largely so because of cheap natural gas + renewables forcing nuke operators to deal with negative electricity prices. atomicinsights.com/why-cant-exist… NG won't be cheap forever, but #climatechange will continue getting worse.
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With legislation committing California to 100% carbon-free electricity sitting on Gov. Brown’s desk, I wanted to share a timely new peer-reviewed article out today in the journal, @Joule_CP: cell.com/joule/fulltext…
In the paper, @nsepulvedam, @FdeSisternes, Prof. Richard Lester and I use detailed power system modeling to identify strategies that lower the costs and increase the odds of reaching a zero-carbon electricity grid. Check out MIT News coverage of the paper: technologyreview.com/s/611987/how-c…
After ~1,000 cases covering possible future tech cost, regional diffs in renewables quality & demand, and different limits on CO2, our study consistently demonstrates the best way to zero out electricity emissions is to deploy a balanced mix of low-carbon electricity sources.
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The Future of #Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World
4 septembre 2018
Paris
#MIT @MIT 272 pages
#TFONEIACCW
energy.mit.edu/research/futur…
Premier extrait video non officiel.
(Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca 10 rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 Paris.)
#Playlist #Youtube
#JacopoBuongiorno, puis #DavidPetti et #JohnParsons
youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Slide
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We are live tweeting for the #Ready4Nuclear US/Canada #Nuclear Energy Leadership Summit!

Great slate of speaker today-- stay tuned.
First Speaker, Marco Presutti of Natural Resources Canada reminds us that $140B in trade and 9 million jobs result from US/Canada Nuclear Partnership.
Next up, Dr. John Barrett, CEO of Canadian Nuclear Association. "After a great advocacy effort at #COP21, nuclear was included in the clean energy efforts of Mission: Innovation."

@TalkNuclear
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses placing more sanctions on Turkey and the roll-out of #Iran nuclear sanctions during a Cabinet meeting with #Trump on Thursday cnbc.com/video/2018/08/…
Sec. Pompeo calls for major changes in #Iran's behavior
Aug. 16, 2018 - 3:42 - Secretary Mike Pompeo forming an 'Iran action group' after U.S. withdrawal from the Iran #nuclear deal; Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis weighs in on 'Your World.' video.foxnews.com/v/582306994800…
Pompeo gave remarks at the @StateDept on U.S. policy and announced the creation of #Iran Action Group headed by Brian Hook. His new role will be Special Representative for Iran. Mr. Hook gave some brief remarks and took questions from reporters c-span.org/video/?449907-…
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Mike Pompeo is forming a dedicated group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward #Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the #nuclear deal foxnews.com/us/2018/08/16/…
Thousands of Iranians have protested in recent weeks against sharp price rises of some food items, a lack of #Jobs and state corruption. The #protests over the cost of living have often turned into anti-government rallies reuters.com/article/us-ira…
They are expressing unhappiness in widespread demonstrations since last December well before #Trump pulled out of the Iran deal. Strikes are increasing, with #vendors in the #Tehran Bazaar holding a work stoppage on June 25 foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/ira…
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US officials say sanctions on #Iran that have been waived for the past 2½ years will officially be snapped back tomorrow. More extensive sanctions on #oil expected in November.
#Iran will be prohibited from tomorrow from using US$.
Ultimate aim is to seek a new #nuclear agreement, according to US officials.
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Senate "filled with serious doubts" about the conduct of the foreign policy of the @realDonaldTrump administration, says @SenBobCorker opening hearing at which @SecPompeo is to testify.
“We will not let this drag out to no end,” says @SecPompeo of #DPRK diplomacy.
US policy on #Russia sanctions “completely unchanged,” @SecPompeo tells senators.
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#Russia president calls #TrumpPutinSummit a success, slams critics in US for discrediting progress made.
Putin says there are forces in the US ready to sacrifice the relationship with #Russia on the the altar of political ambitions.
Putin says if work to extend #START #nuclear treaty doesn't start now, it'll expire in a year-and-a-half.
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I took a look at #Energiewende and came up with three things the #nuclear industry can learn from it linkedin.com/pulse/three-th…
1) Orientation around a goal
Having set the ambition of a renewable-based energy system and taken its achievability as an article of faith, #Energiewende works backwards, solving issues 1 by 1. Energiewende focuses on solutions, not problems, which makes it inherently positive.
2) No in-fighting
Having pitched renewables against everything else, Energiewende then dispenses with internal rivalries. It does not have an obvious favourite renewable technology and it does not play one against another.
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At Chequers @theresa_may, alongside @POTUS, says she thanked him for expelling 60 intelligence officers from #Russia following Salisbury nerve agent incident.
Will pursue a US-UK free trade agreement following #Brexit, adds @theresa_may.
US and UK in agreement on how to deal with #DPRK and #Iran and need for increased @NATO defense spending, declares @theresa_may.
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#DPRK foreign ministry says talks with @SecPompeo “really disappointing” because delegation “came out with such unilateral and robber-like denuclearization demands as CVID, declaration and verification that go against the spirit of the North-U.S. summit meeting.”
#DPRK “firm, steadfast" resolve to give up #nuclear programs may falter after US demanded unilateral denuclearisation during Pyongyang talks , according to KCNA.
Before leaving Pyongyang @SecPompeo said the talks were “productive” but acknowledged he did not meet Kim Jong Un on this trip.
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In last 24hrs one of the most historic summits of our age took place. Historic because 3 presidents, #Clinton, #Bush, & #Obama, never secured an opportunity like this w/#NorthKorea leadership.

#NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
The fact that @realDonaldTrump secured this meeting, and did so only 18 months into his presidency, shows his determination to keep his campaign promises to the #American people.

#NorthKorea #NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
Kim Jong Un entered this meeting knowing that he was going to agree to #denuclearization.

#NorthKorea #NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
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WATCH: @dailybriefing w/@DanaPerino at 2pmEST, @FoxNews. I join with latest on #KimJongUn, #China, and why is #Russia sending their foreign minister to meet with #NorthKorea?

#diplomacy #asia #sanctions #unitednations #nuclear #peace #peacesummit #FoxNews
nbcnews.com/news/north-kor…
#NorthKorea is trying to push back against @realDonaldTrump with assertions they will not #denuclearize. Combined with a visit from a top #Russian diplomat, the #President faces probably his toughest diplomatic challenge yet.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#China trying to preserve #trade imbalance that favors them + making threats against #PresidentTrump's proposed tariff hikes. Combined w/ their #nuclearprogram, cannot be ignored as factor in the upcoming #peacesummit between the President and #KimJongUn

apnews.com/c7d330ded5774e…
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Underground Nuclear Testing
A thread covering this document’s content, it has some nice details too!
Note: Two Types of Underground Tests - Shaft and Tunnel, Weapons Development (DOE) vs Effects Testing (DOD), Shafts and drilling
1/n
#underground #nuclear #testing #us #nts
Underground Nuclear Testing
Drilling, Emplacement, Tunnels mining, drilling, blasting
2/n
#underground #nuclear #testing #us #nts
Underground Nuclear Testing
Rotary Head Drilling, Tunnel Boring Machines (15-30 ft/day), tunnels and cavities, HLOS Horizontal Line of Sight Pipe
Note: Check out diagram appears to be locations of Reentry vehicle warheads in cavity
3/n
#underground #nuclear #testing #us #nts
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