Nuclear/climate news - week to 1st December
COP25, the annual United Nations international conference on dealing with climate change is now beginning, in Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJzt05K0r1U Global climate tipping point is getting near - researchers say.
For December, my websites are focusing on that unfashionable subject - ETHICS. Some aspects of "nuclear ethics" are climate change, health and environment, sustainability, developing countries, economic feasibility, - conclusion - nuclear power is not an ethical choice.
A bit of good news - Humpback Whale Population Bounces Back From Near-Extinction—From Just 450, to Over 25,000
Three Tjiwarl women from WA’s goldfields win conservation award for uranium mine campaign.
CLIMATE. Catastrophic weather conditions, but Australian govt has no climate adaptation plan. More than 160 bush and grass fires are burning across New South Wales. Australia's 'permanently wet' rainforests now burning for the first time.
RENEWABLE ENERGY. Heating & cooling to go renewable and provide demand response. Australian solar PV integrated window technology gains US approval. Renewable South Australia posts lowest wholesale prices for second month in row. The day rooftop solar met two thirds of South Australia’s total demand. Power bills to fall by $40 as New South Wales Central West becomes wind and solar power hub. Why is pumped hydro in Australia not used very much?
Despite Halting Progress, UN Continues its Push for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East.
- USA will send no senior government official to COP25 climate conference. Prominent Americans to wage 'World War Zero' against climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMTnFwL3a8w
- No president should have the absolute authority to launch nuclear weapons. US Bishops stand with the Pope calling for a world without nuclear arms. The insanity of punishing the good - jailing the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. The judge who assailed “worship of the Bomb”.
- Nuclear waste Bill in U.S. House of Representatives - resistance in New Mexico to nuclear waste dump.
- Persistent outages plaguing Grand Gulf nuclear plant are adding millions to the bills of New Orleans customers.
MIDDLE EAST. Big risk factors for Middle East countries in adopting nuclear power.
UK. UK's Labour and Greens parties have highly prioritised climate change action. Cyber attack targets UK’s nuclear industry. Suffolk Coastal Labour opposes the development of new nuclear capacity at Sizewell. UK Environment Agency Aims to Increase Tritium Limit in Irish Seaside Landfill .
FRANCE. France wants to label nuclear as "green". Germany will have none of it.
GERMANY. Germany must now face up to its nuclear waste problem.
HUNGARY. Hungary wants EU to weaken nuclear licensing rules, as it wants to expand Rosatom nuclear project.
IRAN. Iran warns EU that it may step back from UN nuclear watchdog.
RUSSIA. Russia's nuclear company Rosatom in financial trouble trying to fund nuclear project in Turkey. Rosatom planning to market Small Modular Nuclear Reactors to Europe. Nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile tested over the Barents Sea.
CANADA. Premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick to plan development of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors.
SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa to create extra space for nuclear waste.