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energyGermany Solar and Wind is Triple the Cost of France’s Nuclear and Will Last Half as Long

France’s nuclear energy spending was 60% of what Germany spent on renewables. France gets about 400 Terawatt hour per year from nuclear but Germany gets 226 Terawatt-hours each year. 45 Terawatt-hours of Germany’s renewable power comes from burning biomass which …

franceGround-based Hypertelescope Has First Operational Components

Ground-based hypertelecope project has first images from a suspended camera and light from mirrors. They acquired the star Vega in the camera of the nacelle, for about twenty minutes, from one of the two mirrors on the ground. The image …

climate changeFrance and Europe Have Hot Days And Some Predict More Frequent Heat Waves

Hot days in France are a big concern because the country does not have much air conditioning and 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003. The French national weather service activated its highest level heat danger alert for the …

europeWinners in EU Elections Were Nationalist Parties

The leader of Italy’s right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, said populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations) published results of surveys that show most Europeans …

franceNotre Dame Was Rebuilt After the French Revolution and Will Be Rebuilt Again

The spire of Notre Dam was previously destroyed around 1789 during the French revolution. Notre Dam was rebuilt in the 1840s and that rebuilding included a new spire. The good news is that Notre Dam was rebuilt before and it …

economic impactChina and Europe Hope to be 15 Years Behind SpaceX on Reusable Rockets

Ariane is working on a reusable rocket engine called Prometheus and they created animation of the Themis reusable rocket design. The Themis project will build a multiple-engine first-stage rocket that launches vertically and lands near the launch site. The Prometheus …

climateClimate Change Demand is Telling Putin and Texas Oilmen to Stop and French to Sacrifice

The IPCC (UN Climate Change committee of scientists) and other climate groups have put out reports with dire warning about the climate crisis. They are demanding that the world shift from fossil fuels to clean energy and for ALL industry …

franceFrance studying future replacement aircraft carrier

France will replace their Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and plan to make a decision on the replacement aircraft carrier at the start of 2020. They will take 18 months for a study to determine what and how they want …

franceFrance freezes Iranian assets over foiled bombing attempt

France said on Tuesday there was no doubt Iran’s intelligence ministry was behind a June plot to attack an exiled opposition group’s rally outside Paris and it seized assets belonging to Tehran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals. The hardening …

franceFrance building 5 new high speed rail lines for $15.6 billion

France has approved 13.4 billion euros of investment into five new high-speed rail TGV lines. They will make the buildout over the next five years. This is an increase of 40% over the previous five-year high-speed rail budget. The …