The world is watching Scotland: at the climate summit in Glasgow, heads of government and experts will discuss how climate change can be stopped from Monday!
TIFF is programmed. Above all, the German decision to phase out nuclear power first instead of dirty coal is being criticized.
Experts warn: without nuclear power there is no climate security. You are seeking: Nuclear power? Yes, please!
Nuclear power is neat!
With nuclear power there are almost no CO² emissions, only wind power producing electricity in an even more environmentally friendly way. The United Nations (UN) therefore came to the conclusion in a new report:
To achieve climate goals, nuclear power must play a role.
Nuclear power is cheap!
On average, only a third (about 2.5 cents) of nuclear power in one kilowatt hour is spent by wind/solar power (8.0 to 11.5 cents).
Danish climate expert Björn Lomborg explains: “This is because Germany has already paid for the construction of the power plant and Germany has already committed to shutting down the power plant – the two biggest costs.”
Nuclear power safe!
Unlike reactor disasters (Chernobyl, Fukushima), nuclear power is the safest form of energy among conventional energy produced per terawatt of electricity (OECD study).
Across the European Union, about 23,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of the effects of coal-fired air pollution.
Nuclear power is reliable!
Germany also needs electricity when it is calm and cloudy. Top economist Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn therefore considers phasing out nuclear power by 2022 and then coal as a mistake: “We are drivers on the Autobahn the wrong way.”
Fritz Werenhold (72) called for a longer run for nuclear power plants to operate. Ex-top manager at BILD: “To convert the 6 German nuclear power plants still in operation, 15,000 additional wind turbines are needed on the land. It would take at least eight years to build it and connect it to the grid, which means that no more CO² will be saved by 2030.”
Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Sven Schulz (42, CDU), is set to extend the service life of the six nuclear power plants currently operating in Germany.
At Build Live he called for a debate on the question of increasing the running time on Tuesday morning “provided we really need it”. Under a new federal government, an extension of the term may be necessary in terms of climate goals and plans for an early coal phase-out.
Schultz warned of an energy bottleneck: “Everyone knows that we will need more electricity in the future than what is available now. Everyone knows we need energy security, ie: energy that Always available. And if the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining, you won’t have renewable energy.”
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