It is so strange.... The nuclear energy was nearly out some couple of years ahead, and now everybody want more nuclear powerplant...
The move against nuclear was a stupid one. All were in favour of nuclear until Chernobyl, which we now know was down to idiots operating idiotically designed reactors, idiotically designed reactors that had already nearly had a meltdown in Leningrad (St. Petersburg now). It never could have happened with western-designed reactors or safety standard. And then Fukushima, which is what happens when you build nuclear plants near fault lines, completely unapplicable to the UK or Europe, and many new reactor designs are fail safe anyway.It is so strange.... The nuclear energy was nearly out some couple of years ahead, and now everybody want more nuclear powerplant...
The German move will be interesting : The closed their nuc to open gaz and coal powerplant... with far more CO² emissions... What will be the next move? nuclear again?
answer:(…) They closed their nuc to open gaz and coal powerplant... with far more CO² emissions... What will be the next move? nuclear again?
Well you have the US plus the UK and Norway more locally. There's Australia and Canada as friendlies too.answer:
Germany signs agreement to build its first LNG terminal
Germany has reached an agreement to build its first major liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the mouth of the Elbe River to reduce its dependence on Russian gas, the Economy and Climate Ministry said on Saturday.
The German government via state-owned bank KfW, Dutch state-owned operator Gasunie and German energy group RWE "have signed a memorandum of understanding for the co-construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at the Brunsbüttel site" in the north of the country, the ministry said in a statement.
An LNG terminal allows the regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) transported by sea.
The future infrastructure, 50% financed by KfW and operated by Gasunie, will have an annual regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic metres in order to supply the German market directly with natural gas.
While this type of project can take years to complete, the project partners are working towards implementation "as soon as possible", according to the press release.
"It is necessary to reduce dependence on Russian gas imports as quickly as possible," commented Economy Minister Robert Habeck.
"Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine makes this mandatory," he added, while the country imports 55% of its gas from Russia via overland pipelines.
The green minister had to do violence to himself recently when he said there was "no taboo" to "free ourselves" from Russian gas, even suggesting a postponement of the exit from nuclear and coal. 
The future LNG terminal will be equipped from the outset to switch as soon as possible "to green hydrogen or hydrogen derivatives", so as to help Europe's largest economy to converge towards climate neutrality, according to Mr Habeck.
L'Allemagne signe un accord pour construire son premier terminal méthanier
50cts question: who will export this gas to
And then Fukushima, which is what happens when you build nuclear plants near fault lines, completely unapplicable to the UK or Europe, and many new reactor designs are fail safe anyway.
I heard that the independents won the elections in Northern Ireland.
The economic damage isn't but the strategic damage is regrettable. The Northern Ireland issue is a silly one and indicative of the EU's lack of pragmatism. There is only 200m Euros worth of goods going from NI to RoI (Republic of Ireland), the EU is worried that a small portion of that might be from Britain, so it demanded a customs border between Britain and NI, which affects 1.5bn worth of goods going from Britain to NI in the UK internal market. Rather than just saying, it's only a few million and we have 31bn Euros worth of illegal narcotics smuggled into the EU, plus tens of millions of people every year, so this is not really an issue. The EU Parliament are unbearable silly people.Ya have to be dumb, brainwashed, or special to think Brexit was a good idea/turned out well.
The economic damage along is like 4 times the membership cost weekly lol.
Still, it was fairly well contained.
Nobody died due to the radiation in Fukuishima, and the only ones that got sick were those that went in.
Ya have to be dumb, brainwashed, or special to think Brexit was a good idea/turned out well.
Says the guy who licks Putin's ball sack.Interestingly BMD is all three.
Says the guy who licks Putin's ball sack.
The cost of membership is not just the annual payment, that's the mistake many make. And I think the Ukraine issue has demonstrated that EU thinking as regards foreign policy has been far from joined up. Micromanagement and bureaucracy at the expense of the big picture and political direction is the EU in a nutshell.
It's not something I care to imagine.You have quite the imagination.
Great. But what do you think about an independence referendum in NI? And if they do become independent, would Brexit be worth it?
It's not something I care to imagine.
Depends how you look at it, we'd save another £10bn per year if they left, and if trade between Britain and NI is facing customs anyway, there's not really going to be any difference if they leave. So we have nothing to lose by ditching the NI protocol and leave it to the EU to determine whether they want a customers border inside Ireland in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.
Also very strange how you have much to say about Brexit, but very little to say about Putin essentially ending all trade with the EU.
No, it was your behaviour.But it's your special imagination that gave birth to the insult.
Let's see. UK's annual expenses is £1.3T, and paying £10B out of that gave you significant control over 500 milion people. But you abandoned that level of power because you wanted to save 10B. If an independence referendum is held, both GFA and the NI Protocol will both die. You seem to have not realised that the GFA and NIP stand in antithesis to each other. Which is why Sinn Fein is all for drawing a border between GB and NI.
It's gonna be funny if the UK breaks up because some people wanted to save £10B a year.
Putin was provoked, it's not in his hands. But Brexit was self-inflicted.