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californiaGermany and California could made a faster move to 100% clean power by adding instead of removing nuclear power

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California and Germany could have mostly or completely decarbonized their electricity if they have invested in nuclear power instead of solar and wind renewables. If Germany did not begin a nuclear power phase-out in 2011, then they would still have …

energyWorld purchasing power GDP and emissions

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Here we look at trending out forecasted purchasing power GDP and emissions. The average world CO2 emissions growth has been about 1.29% per year as an average over the last ten years. GDP PPP is in billions. Emissions are in …

climate changeIndia’s emissions and purchasing power GDP

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British Petroleum publishes an annual energy and economics report for all countries. The 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, indicated the world reached a new peak in CO2 emissions. Asia Pacific is now responsible for nearly 50% of global …

agricultureAustralia and Water Innovation

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. CSIRO works with leading organizations around the world. From its headquarters in Canberra, CSIRO maintains more than 50 sites across Australia …

energyUsing 82 Terawatts of solar and wind to Green the Sahara as a side effect would cost at least $82 trillion

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Researchers simulated the effects of around 79 terawatts of solar panels and 3 terawatts of wind turbines. Computer modeling looked at the effect of covering 20 percent of the largest desert on the planet in solar panels and installing three …

chinaPool-type nuclear reactor design for heating chinese cities with lower cost than gas and comparable price to coal

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The preliminary design of the Yanlong deep swimming pool-type low-temperature reactor for district heating has been completed. Pool-type experimental reactors have had safe and stable operation for the past 50 years. “It can be constructed either inner land or on …

energyRussian MBIR sodium cooled fast reactor on track to 2020 completion

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The Russian MBIR is a 150 MWt, sodium-cooled fast reactor and will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and running on MOX …

energyCarbon-free production of hydrogen with molten salt nuclear reactors

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Molten salt nuclear reactor developer Terrestrial Energy has partnered with Southern Company and several U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories to develop a more efficient and cleaner method for producing hydrogen using nuclear heat and power. The two-year research and …

energyFrance’s nuclear clean energy is over three times faster and cheaper than Germany’s solar and wind

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France completed construction on 76% of its current 58 reactors at an inflation-adjusted cost of $330 billion (€290 billion). The complete buildout of the 58 reactors was less €400 billion. Germany would need 50% more nuclear energy than France to …

energy100 times larger nanoscale heat flow will lead to controlled heat flow in buildings and electronics

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100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances. Applications of this could be better solar cells, materials that behave like one-way valves for heat flow and heat-based …