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air pollutionGerman Nuclear Phase Out Boosted Emissions by 5% and Caused Over 10,000 Deaths

Carnegie Mellon University, Berkeley and other researchers used hourly data on power plant operations and a novel machine learning framework to estimate how German electrical plants would have operated differently if the nuclear phase-out had not occurred. They found that …

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 …

economyGermany and UK Will Be in Recession if Third Quarter GDP Growth is Negative

Germany might have a recession in 2019. Commerzbank Chief Economist Joerg Kraemer and Kiel Institute economist Jens Boysen-Hogrefe agreed that while there is more pain to come for Germany’s manufacturing sector, the nation’s current construction boom would inhibit any government …

energyJapan and German Emissions Went Up After Nuclear Shutdowns

Japan’s emissions went up after nuclear reactors were shutdown after Fukushima Tsunami. Germany’s emissions also went up for 3 out of four years after nuclear energy shutdowns. Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany permanently shut down eight of …

future weaponsGerman Rheinmetall Makes Progress to 100-kilowatt Combat Lasers

Germany is making progress to 100-kilowatt military lasers. There were successful tests shooting down drones and mortar rounds. The next step will be to integrate a 20-kilowatt laser on an armored vehicle. Germany is about two years behind the US …

chinaPeter Zeihan Makes Bad Predictions With Bad Premises

Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist who specializes in global energy, demographics and security. He has been quoted in national and international media on a variety of geopolitical topics. He makes a prediction in the video below about the breakup …

chinaChina today is foreign oil dependent like Germany in WW2

The USA produced 70% of the oil in the world in WW2. 20% of the oil was produced by the Soviet Union. The British did not surrender and used its navy to blockade Germany’s oil imports. Germany imported 60% of …

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

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 …

energyFrance’s Nuclear Energy is Over Three Times Faster and Cheaper than Germany’s Solar and Wind

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 …

economic impactShark Tank Kevin O’Leary seems optimistic about trade war and trusts Kudlow, Mnuchin and Ross

Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality. He co-founded O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. He is famous for being on the Shark Tank TV show. Kevin has a net worth of over $400 million. China also has higher …