wind turbines and nuclear power plants

The French wind turbine is blocked. A deliberate strategy to favour nuclear power?

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The number of authorized wind turbines has collapsed. For France, which wants to present itself as a climate champion, the situation is becoming embarrassing. All the more so as the persistent delay in approving new projects is fuelling speculation that the French government has an ulterior motive for slowing down the expansion of wind power:

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La Hague

Nuclear Saturation

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In one to two years, French power plants will no longer know where to store their irradiated fuel The huge pools at La Hague (Manche), where irradiated fuel in French nuclear power plants is cooled, are approaching saturation which could gradually block all French reactors, warns the Institut de Radioprotection et de

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mining controversies

Rare Metals: France wants to reopen its mines amid technical and ecological controversies

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La France envisage de relancer son activité minière. Le but affiché : assurer notre approvisionnement en matières premières, tout particulièrement pour les métaux rares indispensables à la transition écologique et énergétique. Dans les régions où les prospections débutent, les populations locales se mobilisent. La controverse qui en résulte prend des

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Plant Intelligence

You won't look at them the same way you used to: plants are living beings with intelligence

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The world bestseller by Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso has finally been published in French. L'Intelligence des plantes is a book that stirs. In it, the author multiplies the evidence supporting his sometimes controversial hypothesis: plants are living beings endowed with a certain form of intelligence. If we only discover this truth today,

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biodiversity

Artificialization of land: in order to tax it, it must be well defined.

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France has long been alarmed at the artificialization of a department every ten years. However, we are still far from putting an end to it, as the President of the Republic pledged during his election campaign. This is why we must welcome the return of this issue to the political agenda, at the same time as it is being discussed in the European Parliament.

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gas industry lobby

The European Union bogged down in gas: the lobbies behind the European gas infrastructure development policy

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Alors que la conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique (COP23) débute ce lundi 6 novembre à Bonn, les organisations Corporate Europe Observatory, l’Observatoire des multinationales, les Amis de la Terre et Attac France publient un nouveau rapport intitulé « L’Europe enlisée dans le gaz – Les lobbies derrière

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geo-engineering

They're crazy! Scientists have a plan to stop climate change: dim the sun.

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Les scientifiques commencent à envisager sérieusement un plan radical de géoingénierie de l’environnement afin de lutter contre le changement climatique et d’atténuer certains des effets néfastes qu’il a déjà sur nous et sur l’environnement. Plusieurs groupes de scientifiques étudient l’idée de projeter un nuage d’aérosols sulfatés dans la haute atmosphère.

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transparent solar panels

The future of solar energy lies in transparent panels

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Les matériaux solaires transparents qui peuvent être appliqués sur les fenêtres représentent une source massive d’énergie inexploitée et pourraient récolter autant d’énergie que les plus grosses unités solaires sur les toits. C’est ce qu’affirment des scientifiques américains dans une étude publiée le 23 octobre dans la revue Nature Energy.  

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