Beiträge von GEST

    The Microsoft co-founder has focused much of his time lately on climate change and energy innovation. In an exclusive interview with Axios, Gates said that setbacks he is facing with TerraPower, a nuclear technology firm he co-founded in 2006, has got him questioning the future of that entire energy source.


    Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.

    They’re part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the country’s nuclear industry under President Trump and already approved or pending approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, largely with little input from the general public.…r-power-plant-inspections

    Untersuchung zu den "Clean Diesel"-Karren von VW in den USA.

    Sieht verheerend aus, u.a.

    “for each additional cheating diesel car per 1,000 cars — approximately equivalent to a 10 percent cheating-induced increase in car exhaust — there is a 2.0 percent increase in air quality indices for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and a 1.9 percent increase in the rate of low birth weight.”


    “we also find an 8.0 percent increase in asthma emergency department (ED) visits among young children for each additional cheating diesel car per 1,000 cars in a subsample of five states.”

    Ihr fragt euch, warum Russland so viele AKW-Projekte im Ausland laufen hat?

    Russia's nuclear power industry consists of 89 enterprises that are owned by the state-run joint stock company Atomic Energy Power Corporation (AEPC), or Atomenergoprom, its Russian name.


    The report - What Makes Russia's Nuclear Sector Competitive - says state support includes capacity-supply agreements, ad hoc equity contributions from the government, and low nuclear liabilities that accrue only after 2011.

    Es arbeitet sich halt gleich einfacher, wenn man bei Bedarf mal eben Staatsknete bekommt...


    The country's construction costs for new plants are "well below" European levels thanks to vertical integration, the "lasting effects" of local currency devaluation in late 2014, and the "learning-curve effect" as Russia was among the few countries in the world that recently commissioned several new plants.

    Aber so billig man angeblich bauen kann, ist man trotzdem nicht billiger als die übrigen Energiequellen, sonst würde der Atomanteil beim Strom ja wohl kaum stagnieren.


    "We expect domestic nuclear capacity to increase only moderately because electricity demand in Russia is stagnating, given only modest GDP growth, a significant potential for energy savings, and the government's intention to avoid raising electricity prices through additional increases in capacity payments," the report says.

    Wir hatten im Forum mal einen Thread "Tesla kann es nicht", vielleicht sollten wir den unter dem Titel "die deutschen Autohersteller können es nicht" wiederaufleben lassen?!

    Seit der Bekanntgabe erster Details zum Taycan hat Porsche betont, dass dieser sich mit 350 kW laden ließe. Daraus wird erst einmal nichts - bis die Technik dafür vorhanden ist.


    Spätestens 2021 soll die Spitzenladeleistung von 250 auf 350 kW steigen.


    Der Basis-Taycan soll laut Car Magazine nur mit Heckantrieb ausgerüstet sein, verfügt über einen Akku mit 80 kWh und erreicht je nach Motor 326 oder 381 PS. Das nächstbessere Modell soll mit einem 96-kWh-Akkupaket ausgestattet sein und 434 oder 490 PS bieten. Ein noch leistungsstärkeres Modell und ein Leichtbaufahrzeug mit Heckantrieb sollen laut Car Magazine folgen.

    Ihr werdet nicht glauben, was es für Neuigkeiten aus Olkiluoto gibt...

    Regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear plant in Finland is now scheduled to begin in July 2020, six months later than last announced, power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said.

    Earlier this year the plant supplier, Areva-Siemens, said it would update the schedule because modification outage work was not progressing as expected.

    15 Jahre Bauzeit bis zur Netzsynchronisation.

    Offizieller Baubeginn war 12. August 2005.