Small Modular Reactors – the Estonian need or distraction?
On November 30 the Estonian Green Movement will host international and local nuclear energy experts. We will seek clarity on the question of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors as an inescapable need in the Estonian future energy mix, or as a focus-grabbing distraction. The evening will bring some presentations and a panel discussion. Preliminary program: • […]
Ministers close to deal that could end China’s role in UK nuclear power station
Ministers are closing in on a deal that could kick China off a project to build a £20bn nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast and pump in tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer cash instead – a move that would heighten geopolitical tensions. The government could announce plans to take a stake in […]
French nuclear firm trying to fix ‘performance issue’ at China plant
The Guardian – Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent EDF subsidiary reportedly warned of ‘imminent radiological threat’ at Taishan nuclear power plant A French nuclear company has said it is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a plant it part-owns in China’s southern Guangdong province after an earlier report of a potential leak there. Framatome, […]
Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station review – so boring it’s a masterpiece!
The Guardian – Stuart Jeffries This programme was so boring. How boring? Let’s put it this way. It dealt with a 130-metre-long boring machine that is boring three boreholes under the Bristol Channel’s Jurassic bedrock. It’s a machine even more boring than the one boring through the Chilterns to make the rail journey to or […]
Twisted words and facts in the nuclear debate starting in Estonia
Recently, the Minister of the Environment approved the composition of the National Nuclear Energy Working Group, which consists mainly of officials with no background in specific nuclear energy. Doubts arise as to whether it is possible to competently analyze the possibilities of introducing nuclear energy in Estonia, discusses Madis Vasser in a recent article published […]
Nuclear energy seen by ordinary people
“When I was little I used to look at the two towers that I saw on the other side of the river Dnipro and I compared them to two big “Plombir” ice-creams. I didn’t understand back then that the two towers belonged to Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant.” Discussion evening with Estonian Green Movement intern […]
Estonia needs a balanced discussion on the risks of nuclear energy
On March 12, 2021, Fermi Energia, a private company engaged in the marketing of nuclear energy, sent a letter to several state institutions, in which the head of the company Kalev Kallemets strongly questioned the critical opinions of independent energy experts about the potential for nuclear energy in Estonia. As the issue of the social […]
Madis Vasser: investors and intelligent people seem to be fascinated by the nuclear myth – sad
On February 9, about 50 nuclear energy enthusiasts from around the world gathered behind video screens to hold the second Fermi Atomic Energy Conference. The highlight of the long day was the solemn signing of the document “Tallinn Declaration on the Future of Licensing of Small Modular Nuclear Power Plants”. Among the signatories were such […]
The nuclear hype drives us away from the right choices
The possible initiation of a special plan for an experimental modular nuclear power plant in Estonia, which has recently emerged, is, to put it mildly, incomprehensible. It is clear that the green revolution needs alternative solutions to the oil shale industry that would be acceptable to all sections of society, create jobs and be able […]
Peeter Vassiljev: Instead of a nuclear power plant, we need a battery power plant
The challenge for 2030 will not be: “where do we get electricity instead of oil shale at all”, but instead: “what do we do with the surplus electricity produced in favorable weather and where do we get electricity in the dark and windless”. We need the ability to accumulate energy, writes Peeter Vassiljev. For more […]
Plan now for more beastly weather and coastal destruction
The Guardian – Letters Weather events like Storm Darcy highlight the need for better protection plans in East Anglia, according to Prof Susan M Brooks and Prof Tom Spencer Once again, eastern England is in the icy grip of “the beast” (UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds, 8 February), with […]
Watch a video about the risks related to small modular reactors!
Recently, the nuclear power enthusiasts are happy to talk about the reasons why Estonia needs its own nuclear power plant, but hear less about the risks involved. Watch the video made by the Estonian Green Movement – which risks are associated with the construction of a nuclear power plant?
Hinkley Point C costs may rise by £500m on back of Covid crisis
The Guardian – Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Opening of UK nuclear power plant could be delayed by six months Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Covid-19 pandemic could delay construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor by six months and raise its costs by £500m, according to its developer. The […]
Saxon church prays for deliverance from nuclear plant
The Guardian – James Tapper Community says boom in renewable energy means Bradwell B in Essex is not needed For the 55 years that Tim Fox has worshipped at St Peter-on-the-Wall, his only neighbours have been a farm and a birdwatchers’ shelter. Now, the tranquil surroundings of the salt marsh and the Essex sea wall […]
Peep Mardiste: Five problems of a small nuclear power plant
If we start to build a nuclear power plant now, we would become a dangerous test site, the risks and costs will start from Estonia and will be covered by us, says a member of the Board of the Estonian Green Movement. The group of nuclear enthusiasts dream of building the first small nuclear power […]
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