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/
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
@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…
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.
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.
Looking to #invest in the #Uranium space? 🌊🚢 For the average #investor the choices are limited in this tiny niche sector with only ~60 companies left standing, compared to over 500 during last #U3O8 Bull market. In this thread I will try to lay out some of your options... 🗂️
If you want lowest risk #investment in #uranium then best option is an unleveraged exchange-traded Fund that holds Physical #U3O8. ⚛️ In North America that's Uranium Participation (Canada: $U US: $URPTF) & in UK that's Yellow Cake PLC on London Stock Exchange (#AIM: $YCA) ✍🏼
If you prefer to invest in baskets of #uranium#stocks through ETF's for 1-trade in & out #U3O8 sector exposure, only 2 real choices. In North America, Global X Uranium ETF on #NYSE: $URA Indexed by Market Cap📊 In UK, Geiger Counter Ltd Fund on LSE: $GCL cherry-picked by PM's🍒
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…
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.
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-…
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…
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.
#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.
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
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
"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines." bit.ly/HouseIC