1. This is the story of how lack of terrorist interest in nuclear plants — as well as the few past acts of terrorism against nuclear plants — demonstrate the relative *invulnerability,* not vulnerability, of nuclear plants to attack.
2. Greenpeace earlier this week announced its employees had crashed a drone into a nuclear power plant in France in order to show the world just how vulnerable nuclear plants are to terrorist attacks.
3. "This is a highly symbolic action,” said a Greenpeace spokesperson. “It shows that spent fuel pools are very accessible, this time from the air, & therefore extremely vulnerable to attack," he added, referring to how fuel rods are cooled in pools before being recycled.
1. Nearly two-thirds of new nuclear power by 2025 is likely to come from just three reactor designs built by two different countries, Russia and China, a new Environmental Progress (EP) analysis finds.
2. As such, the long-term nuclear building trend appears to be toward greater consolidation by a few, nationally-standardized pressurized-water reactors (PWRs). The designs are Russia's VVER1200 and China’s CAP1000 and Hualong-1.
3. In the category of exported reactors, Russia's VVER1200 dominates all others.
It will have nearly three times the expected capacity now, or soon under construction, as the next most sought-after design.
1. This is the story of how irrational and paranoid anti-nuclear leaders have, for decades, used fear-mongering, bombings, & even murder to terrify & terrorize the European people into replacing the cleanest & safest form of energy with the dirtiest & most dangerous one.
2. Over the last two years, Germany has worked overtime to destroy whatever reputation it once had as an environmental leader. Its emissions have flatlined, thanks to its replacement of nuclear power with fossil fuels.
3. Germany recently bulldozed an ancient forest, village, and church in order to mine for the coal underneath.
And, as one of the most coal-dependent nations in Europe, Germany exports deadly air pollution to its neighbors.
1. This is the story of how the entire human race was brainwashed into believing that a few cans of old nuclear fuel rods were such a threat to public safety that they had to be moved across the country & buried deep underground — at great human, financial, & environmental cost.
2. Everybody wants to do something about nuclear waste. Nuclear plant operators & House Republicans want to bury it in Nevada. A bipartisan group of senators wants states to compete for it. And Bill Gates & other entrepreneurs want to reuse it as fuel in next generation reactors.
3. Almost everybody is wrong to do so. Nuclear waste has never been a real problem. In fact, it’s the best solution to the environmental impacts from energy production.
1. This is the story of how a small group of misanthropic scientists and activists has for 70 years promoted a scientific fraud, popular panics, and irrational fears of our safest source of energy, nuclear power — at great human, economic, and environmental cost.
2. Study after study in top scientific journals find that nuclear power plants are far and away the safest way to make reliable electricity. Why then are we so afraid of them?
3. Many believe it’s because of the historic association of nuclear plants with nuclear weapons. But during the first two decades of nuclear power, people were more excited about nuclear power than afraid of it.
1. This is the story about a politician who attacks his opponents as racists & climate deniers while deriving his financial fortune & political career from fossil fuels & the exploitation of Latin American immigrants and other low-wage workers.
1. This is the story about a real-world "Elysium" — a state which has the highest levels of poverty & inequality in the country but whose residents have convinced themselves that they are behaving ethically, protecting the environment, and fighting racism.
2. Everyone believes California is our most progressive state. And why not? It imposes the highest tax on the richest one percent. It is aggressively implementing Obamacare. And it is standing up to President Donald Trump on everything from immigration to the environment.
3. And yet the Golden State is also number one in poverty & inequality. How can this be? Around the world, progressive nations like Sweden and France, which redistribute wealth through high taxes and generous social welfare policies, boast of less inequality than other nations.
— New offshore wind turbines in Germany could "lead to the extinction of individual species” including the rare, intelligent, and highly-threatened harbor porpoise, according to Friends of the Earth-Germany (BUND).
2. Consider the fact that, while no nation has created a near-zero carbon electricity supply out of solar and wind, the only successful efforts to create near-zero carbon electricity supplies didn’t require solar or wind whatsoever.
3. As such solar and wind aren’t just insufficient, they are also unnecessary for solving climate change.
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3. Gavin has accepted large contributions from the Pipefitters union which is one of the main opponents of reforming our most important environmental law to close a loop-hole that allows frivolous lawsuits
2. On taking power, Gov. Jerry Brown took immediate action to protect his family's Indonesian oil monopoly.
Brown installed one of his henchmen at the California Air Resources Board where he changed a key regulation to kill a newly-built Chevron refinery to process Alaskan oil
3. Also in 1975, a Gov. Brown henchman at California Energy Commission began pressuring the state’s utilities to *burn more oil* — even though the state had been trying to reduce oil use after the OPEC oil price shocks.