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Mathijs Beckers
Energy Jedi - Father of two, Meritocrat, Author and Saganite. - AT
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Daniel See 4h
You seem confused...is it the highest ⬆️, or the lowest ⬇️? (It's 45th lowest) BTW, Texas is No. in natural gas (CHEAP!): Here's where they get their energy:
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Ken Caldeira Jun 20
If you burn a lump of coal, the greenhouse effect from the carbon dioxide released from burning that coal will, over its lifetime in the atmosphere, heat the Earth about 100,000 times more than the thermal energy released from burning that coal.
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Mathijs Beckers 10h
Don't tell him Normandy wants to be the proving ground for the EPR2.
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Mathijs Beckers 12h
Indeed, Ben didn't mean me.
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Energy and Climate 14h
Gaming = locking-in long term generous price/offtake guarantees and capacity payments for wind/solar/gas while leaving nuclear investment decisions exposed to the "free market" and perpetual uncertainty about licence renewals.
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
I wonder if this isn't a route that has been pursued because none of us were involved before they started with the idea? I mean I would put SNF/DU and other useful material in a bank rather than in a hole.
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David Hess 16h
Sweden says two ageing nuclear reactors safe to run till 2028
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Energy and Climate 16h
No better way to get a sense of the sorry state of the nuclear "debate" than by reading letters like that. It's like time has stood still and we're treated to a never ending recycle of antinuclear propaganda, like some dark Twilight Zone (or ?) episode. cc
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Mathijs Beckers 16h
And it just magically went away, as did oil-for-electricity. And Nuclear played no part in maintaining a stable high-energy / low-carbon economy?
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Mathijs Beckers 16h
It wasn't necessarily an over-complex design. It was more about not being clear on what to build before confirming to the build, and making adjustments after having started the build. The Chinese didn't do that, and built their EPRs reasonably fast.
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
Those who see it as a victory when one low-carbon source gets displaced by another (Clean energy cannibalism) especially when they celebrate nukes being closed for Wind/Solar (+ Natural Gas)
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
I really don't get that mindset...
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
Replying to @Joffan7 @BNW_Ben and 11 others
I'm Dutch. It has been very clear to me that others consider our directness to be uncivil.
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Steve Foster 17h
True to my experience. Nuclear is simply the only proven decarb. solution at the required scale (where hydro resources not available), so lets ignore it, waste billions all while we get closer and closer to environmental dangers and pretend we are doing good work! INFURIATING!
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
Replying to @laffngeconomist
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
And celebrating the decline of nuclear. Which almost elicits a response of unease in me.
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Mathijs Beckers 17h
This is almost as accurate. The face I make when people are avoiding is like... well... one of severe discomfort. Because I want to burst out in outrage! New Meme by
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Mathijs Beckers 18h
Good question, I usually don't. But so far, in terms of electricity, only France and Sweden and a handful of other countries have been successful in decarbonizing their grids.
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Mathijs Beckers 18h
This is about electricity, not other energy uses
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Mathijs Beckers 18h
I'm no longer discussing anything with this person. I have no trouble with people being uncivil. I do have trouble with people twisting the facts. That I do not accept.
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