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chinaChina today is foreign oil dependent like Germany in WW2

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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

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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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

energyGermany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout which violated property rights

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The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced …

exaflopGerman university getting multi-petaflop Cray CS500 supercomputer

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Paderborn University (Germany) has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer. The new supercomputer will be comprised of 272 compute nodes, connected by Intel’s 100 Gbps Omni-Path fabric. Each node …

air forceChina’s jet engine technology around the level of Germany

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China is exporting a ceramic jet engine blade processing machine as part of a wider jet engine collaboration between Germany and China. The machinery produces turbine blades capable of withstanding temperatures several hundred degrees Celsius higher than the melting point …

europeGermany Supplying Norway and possibly Italy, Netherlands and Poland with more powerful submarines

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Six new German made model Type 212CDs Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarines (formerly the 212NG) are slated to deploy to northern Europe by the mid-2020: two more will be added to the German Navy, expanding its submarine fleet to eight …

europeConditions for German government are United States of Europe by 2025

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Germany’s Social Democratic party has put out a list of demands if they are to form a coalition government with Angela Merkel. Martin Schulz called for 1. the creation of a “United States of Europe” by 2025 2. a more …

canadaMedal predictions for Winter Olympics in February 2018

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The Winter Olympics will be in South Korea from Feb 9-25, 2018. Germany, Norway, USA and Canada are predicted to top the medal counts with about 30-35 each. Germany and Norway are expected to be the main competition for the …