Nuclear: “The shutdown of reactors must be committed now”. If the multiannual energy program does not close the reactors by the end of the five-year period, France’s energy transition will not take place, because nuclear energy is a major obstacle to the development of renewable energies, explains, in a Tribune to the “World”, a collective of researchers and activists. In the coming days, President Emmanuel Macron will present the multiannual energy program (EPP), a roadmap that will determine the energy future of France for the next ten years. A highly strategic subject for France and its citizens. This document determines the role that the Hexagon will play in the energy transition at the European level and in the fight against climate disruption. Yet, to date, we are concerned that this plan is lacking in ambition. Especially if the EPP announces no closure of nuclear reactors by the end of the five-year period. Even if it is a question of postponing the deadline of the 50% of nuclear [in the production of electricity] in 2035 (legally, it is still fixed at 2025), the shutdown of nuclear reactors must be decided and engaged from now on.
Le Monde 15th Nov 2018 read more »
Storing the most secure radioactive waste with a lifespan of up to 1 million years is the project in Bure. Necessary confinement or “nuclear trash”? The activists of “Bure Stop” speak of “nuclear bin”, the Andra (National Agency for the management of the radioactive waste) gave him a more acronym acronym: “Cigeo”, for Industrial Center of geological storage. To make everyone agree – mission impossible – we could say that the project of Bure, in the Meuse, is a tomb intended to bury for eternity the most dangerous radioactive waste. The philosopher Jean-Jacques Delfour speaks of an “inverted temple” intended to enclose those “radioactive beings” that humanity has created in its demiurgic desire to master an overpowering and unlimited energy. He also mentions an “atomic totem”, both a result and a condition for the continuation of the nuclear project. Totem that the “anti” want to kill at any price. But without answering the question of the future of this so-called “ultimate” waste.
Liberation 14th Nov 2018 read more »
Bugey could host a new generation nuclear reactor. EDF seeks to acquire land near the current nuclear power plant in the department of Ain. On site, it is suggested that an EPR-type reactor will be built, while the electricity producer says that “no specific project is committed at this stage”
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