Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The connection between nuclear power and nuclear weapons

Deutsche Welle Expose Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons Link, Marianne Wildart, 8 Apr 18 

In this recent article the German News outlet  ‘Deutsche Welle’ expose the link between civil nuclear and nuclear weapons.  Nuclear ‘energy’ is a political choice.

Is the IEA underestimating renewables?……….A study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland simulating the costs of the global transition to renewables and found that a 100-percent renewable energy system would be cheaper that what we have today.

The disposal of nuclear waste is still controversial, especially in the U.K.

Fell, meanwhile, has documented the explosion of nuclear powers costs, as well as the security concerns over new nuclear reactors.

Yet India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UK remain committed to building new nuclear power plants. And Fell sees a motive for this that has nothing to do with securing an affordable energy supply. “The main driving force behind the new nuclear reactors are nuclear weapons, and the desire for nuclear weapons,” he told DW.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have come to a similar conclusion. In their study of British nuclear policy they attribute the construction of new reactors to cross-funding with military nuclear programs. They argue that maintaining nuclear power programs and expertise at the expense of electricity customers has the advantage of relieving the defense budget….    https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/331643/posts/1820643667

 

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April 8, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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