French President, Emmanuel Macron, is seeking to claim that
electricity produced using nuclear power is Green, especially as
relates to the electrolysis of water
to make hydrogen, when the
rest of the civilised world has classed it as Pink - in that
nuclear waste and the potential for toxic radioactive accidents
(meltdowns and coolant spillages),
removes it from any possible interpretation as Green.
kind in terms of colour classification, where it is also referred to as
Red and Purple, because of
the death and disfigurement fissionable materials like uranium
and plutonium can cause from pollution and biological poisoning,
kind that cannot be cleaned up. There is no cure. It is like cancer,
inflicted on the whole population, who are, like nicotine,
(apparently) addicted to atomic energy.
color green is associated with being environmentally (eco) friendly.
That means no harm to the planet. Whereas, nuclear fuels are
dangerous and potentially harmful, and the radioactive waste can
never be safely disposed of. Hence, to call nuclear energy
green, is to be a pollution denier of Godzilla proportions and
eco criminal by way of ecocide. It is greenwashing
at its worst. And what of the cleanup
cost to the taxpayer?
our view, no world leader should seek to promote hydrogen or
electricity generation that puts human lives at risk - no matter
how tempting the economics. It is irresponsible behaviour, and
deception of a
kind that can be equated to oil and coal climate
Woods and ExxonMobil, even though there are no emissions
into the atmosphere, there are coolant issues venting out to
sea. And deep sea encasings, waiting to leach into our oceans,
as they have in caverns in Mexico.
one thing that President Macron is right about, is that Boris
Johnson is a clown
who, it would appear, loves Covid
19 parties at Number 10, even though he's made such frolics
illegal. Hmmm. That would make Boris a Covid Criminal, if the
party took place as alleged.
are forward ramifications that cannot be ignored with
short-term-ist policies, aimed at getting votes for being
re-elected. We'd re-elect Emmanuel if he went the other way. Yes
vehicles. Yes on renewables. No to EDF
big party political contributions for pushing nuclear agendas,
if that is a factor. Ban coal
and push for a genuinely green Hydrogen
Highway. Germany is doing the right thing.
can nuclear power be seen as sustainable, because of the dumping
of waste in the sea, without any time for neutralization within
the lives of hundreds of generations of humans. In other words,
a toxic legacy that is sure to have ramifications later in
history (the future) for our great grandchildren's children.
can partially understand Mr Macron's point of view, in that his
Government and many French companies have invested heavily in nuclear
power plants, when they should perhaps have invested in clean
energy. But then Britain, Germany, Japan and Russia also,
misguidedly, built nuclear power stations, leading to Fukushima
and Chernobyl. There have been issues at Dungeness. It's hard to
understand Fukushima, when Japan suffered the
devastating Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks during World War
Hence, one would have thought they'd be dead against any form of
nuclear activity on their islands - and indeed - to their credit
- they have not built any nuclear
power stations since.
so France made a policy mistake, but we should not unduly chastise them
for that, but rather help them to come to terms gently, with the
general mood and consensus of the rest of the world. France will
have to adjust their business model, just as many nuclear powers
are now having to deal with the United
Nations embargo on weapons proliferation, including the UK,
Australia and USA. If France really
wants to hold her head up high in climate terms, she might want
such reactors as soon as their fuel rods are spent, the cost
of which is staggering and dangerous, just as with the
decommissioning of nuclear submarines
France should not be building more nuclear power stations. It is
like building a toilet, with no flushing system. It stinks! Far
from being the asset Macron claims, it is a liability.
14 DECEMBER 2021 - FREXIT CALL ERUPTS AFTER NEW GERMAN CHIEF LAUNCHES BITTER ATTACK ON
MACRON'S NUCLEAR PLANS
GERMANY's new foreign minister has sparked furious Frexit calls after she confirmed the new government will oppose Emmanuel Macron's green plans.
The leader of the German Greens, now Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock said her country will oppose Emmanuel Macron's efforts to classify nuclear electricity as green energy.
During her first visit to Paris, Ms Baerbock said: "Germany will oppose France's efforts to classify nuclear electricity as green energy."
Asked about the nuclear issue, the German foreign minister did not hide her differences on the nuclear issue, which President Macron wants to include in a European list of “green” energies.
Speaking after a meeting with her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, she added: "It is well known that we have divergent positions on the nuclear issue."
The move prompted Generation Frexit leader to urge French people to vote for France to leave the EU in a referendum as soon as possible.
He blasted: "Germany is opposed to the classification of nuclear energy as 'green energy', wanted by France.
"If only for that, any Frenchman attached to the sovereignty and the independence of France should want Frexit.
"Let's take back control."
Macron wants to build new nuclear reactors in France, while Germany's plans to phase them out are well established.
The new German coalition agreement makes no mention of the issue, however, which Paris believes leaves room for compromise.
But asked on Friday about differences between Germany and France over whether nuclear power should be labelled sustainable, which France wants, Chancellor Olaf Scholz skirted the question.
He said: "It is very clear that each country pursues its own strategy to fight man-made climate change. What unites us is that we recognise that responsibility and are ambitious.
"Germany has decided that it will bank on an expansion of renewable
Arriving at the Elysee palace, the new chancellor was greeted with a fistbump by Macron, who then accompanied him up the steps, patting him on the back.
The French president had developed a friendly relationship with Merkel, who broke with German tradition by backing unprecedented joint European Union efforts to raise debt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the two remained at odds over some key issues, including Germany's gas imports from Russia, defence, and relationships with big political and economic competitors including China.
The size of Germany's economy, the biggest in the 27-nation EU, gives any German chancellor outsized influence.
But Macron, who said Merkel had "taught much" to the "impetuous president" he was at the start, will try to use France's six-month presidency of the EU, which starts on January 1, to advance his priorities while Scholz is finding his feet.
With fiscal discipline often a point of dispute between Paris and Berlin, and Macron seeking Germany's support for his plans to overhaul EU budget rules, Scholz - formerly Merkel's finance minister - was cautious on Friday.
By ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO
RECHARGE NEWS - 16 NOVEMBER 2021
- Macron announces $2.2bn of government funding for hydrogen development in France.
The €1.9bn of new cash is part of the president's €30bn 'France 2030' industrial investment plan
French president Emmanuel Macron announced today (Tuesday) that the French government will plough €1.9bn ($2.15bn) into the country’s hydrogen sector as part of his €30bn“France 2030” industrial investment plan.
The head of state had vowed in October to make the country a hydrogen powerhouse by 2030, largely through using baseload nuclear energy to produce so-called “pink” H2.
Macron gave no details as to how the new hydrogen funding would be spent, but gushed eloquently about the potential of the molecule while visiting the solid-oxide electrolyser maker Genvia in southern France.
Hydrogen would “reconcile the industrial adventure [and economic] growth with the decarbonisation of our economy”, he said, and that the sector's development was “a battle for industry, for ecology and for sovereignty”.
France’s “solid” nuclear capacity gives it an advantage over other major economies because it allows the country to “produce hydrogen much more massively”, Macron stated.
“If we know how to be leaders in the production of hydrogen, then we will build energy sovereignty,” he added, alluding to an end to reliance on the import of fossil fuels.
“There is never inevitability. One never responds to the difficulties of time by being nostalgic for a past that is no more, but by redoubling the capacity to resist and not to give in, to think about the future in its new dynamics. This is exactly what France must do today.” he said.
Producing hydrogen from nuclear power has two advantages over green H2: electrolysers can be run around the clock at maximum capacity (unlike production from variable wind and solar), while heat from the atomic reactors can also be utilised to increase the efficiency of hydrogen production through the use of solid-oxide electrolysers.
In Europe, several countries are burning up coal-fired power plants due to gas shortages, and in Germany the stage has been set for a clear increase in this year's
CO2 emissions. An increase of about 47 million
tonnes- almost the same as Norway's total emissions. This will mean that Germany can no longer bask in the glory of having achieved a 40% emission cut. If the winter gets cold,
CO2 emissions in Europe will increase further.
At the same time, EU politicians are trying to outdo each other in absurd climate measures, terrifying as many of them pretend to be from the IPCC camp's climate propaganda and the media's crisis maximization of a
climate crisis that
deniers claim does not exist. Only a geriatric
fossil fool would actually believe or seek to endorse that.
The rest of us here on planet earth, are looking to fresh faces
in politics to make their protests count, by turning them into
clean votes, for clean action policies - by entering the world
of politics to fight the enemy from within.
that thumb their noses at climate change, such as to increase
harmful pollution, might have to face criminal prosecution via
the International Criminal Court, and the tenets of the Rome
Statute of 1998. Whereby it is a criminal offence to cause hurt
to another human, from your actions or failure to act to prevent
29 2021 - “This is the time to invest in Europe's leadership on hydrogen, for our own sake and for the world's sake,”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in her opening speech on 29 November.
"The EU had started investing in new generation electrolysers before the rest of the world, making it the global leader in patents and publications on this technology," highlighted von der
Leyen. These are not the words of a climate criminal. And the
move to further commercial electrolysis, can only be seen as the
actions of a conservationist. On the 8-9th February 2022, the World
Electrolysis Congress is being held in Hamburg.
HYDROGEN WEEK - DECEMBER 2021
Europe claims to be leading the global hydrogen energy revolution, seeking to maintain its competitive advantage by integrating systems, developing skills, scaling up projects and removing policy hurdles, European Commission and industry leaders said during European Hydrogen Week in Brussels.
Big talk (blah, blah, blah), but we know form experience that policies are less than supportive of new tech and SME's in particular. Who do not get a look in where they are start-ups, and especially so if not for
profits and not part of academia.
According to Dr Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency Executive
Director, Europe needs to learn from the “solar panel
story”. Where it is said that Europe was first to begin manufacturing
solar panels, with taxpayer
subsidies in 2012. But, twelve years later, 8 out of 10 panels are made outside the EU.
Developing a hydrogen economy is a “marathon” race and Europe needs to work, consistently, with partners from the Americas, Asia and Africa, to maintain the lead it claims to have built
up, mainly in electrolyzer
Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, echoed these sentiments, emphasising that Europe has to be “proactive and daring” with hydrogen to avoid the “painful” solar panel experience. He was speaking at European Hydrogen Week in Brussels, December 2021.
Europe might consider introducing 'Green
Patents' as a way of accelerating dissemination of technology, also to level the playing field between entrepreneurs with environmental technology or systems to tackle climate change - and a lack of trading track record. Doubtful, where a handful of corporations and
energy companies want to preserve the present situation, to keep new ideas
on the shelf, as a means to secure their market dominance.
This all comes down to corruption and
cronyism. Jobs for the boys, and don't let anyone upset the
dormant innovation applecart.
15 Member States are said to have committed EUR 9.3 billion to hydrogen uptake in their Covid-19 recovery plans.
The European Investment Bank Group Climate Bank intends to mobilise EUR 1 trillion in climate action projects by 2030, EIB Vice-President Kris Peeters is quoted as saying.
There was a strong support for the Clean Hydrogen Partnership to fund activities along the whole hydrogen value chain and across technology readiness levels (TRL). The latter is particularly important, as on one hand early demonstrations are necessary to provide feedback on the developed technologies, while on the other hand low TRL research is essential to provide the next generation of technologies.
To ensure optimal hydrogen production, all forms of electrolysis must be prioritised to find the winning combination of performance, durability and cost. Alternatives to production using organic waste or biogas could complement large-scale production.
At this event concerning aviation, use of liquid hydrogen
was held to be a priority. Rather surprisingly, nothing much was said about marine hydrogen
applications by way of ZEWT. Where the interests of fleet owners is to drag their heels for as long as they can get away with it. These are the
potential climate criminals that we will be reporting on, as the
IMO's targets are not
met, as we suspect they will not come close, from signs so far
in the shipping industry.
12 OCTOBER 2021
- Macron pushes nuclear, hydrogen power in €30 billion plan to reverse industrial decline
President Emmanuel Macron said France would aim to become a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build new, smaller nuclear reactors as he unveiled a five-year investment plan on Tuesday aimed at fostering industrial champions and innovation.
"We must wage the battle of innovation and industrialisation at the same time," the French president told a gathering of business leaders and young entrepreneurs, unveiling plans to invest €30 billion ($35 billion) to "re-industrialise" the country.
Macron was speaking six months ahead of France's presidential election, in which he is expected to seek a second five-year term at the Elysée Palace.
Setting out some of the plan's targets, Macron said France would build a low-carbon plane, a small modular reactor as well as two megafactories for the production of green hydrogen – all by the end of the decade. It would also produce large numbers of electric vehicles.
He said his long-term roadmap, dubbed "France 2030", would give a key role to small, agile start-ups in building France's industrial future alongside well-established giants.
Pointing to a shortage of face masks when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, Macron said the pandemic had exposed vulnerabilities and highlighted the need for innovation and industrial capabilities close to home.
"We must rebuild a framework to ensure the productive independence of France and Europe," he said, stressing that innovation would be key amid global competition for leadership and access to raw materials. "The winner takes it all," he added.
Other objectives include investing in semi-conductors and beefing up innovation in the French health sector, including biomedicine.
The €30 billion come in addition to a €100 billion recovery plan announced last year to help France weather the coronavirus pandemic, a large share of which went to promoting greener energy policies.
In the coming
years (as if we have that long), the West will be reminded that we only
little time left to save the planet, Prince Charles and numerous climate literature have doomsday speeches ready. A climate-engaging Western press will serve even more intimidation and more propaganda.
The British host
seemed paralyzed, FLOP26 host Alok Sharma was heavily criticized because the nuclear power industry
was refused participation in the open green zone by his green secretariat.
It is common for green politicians in the host countries for climate conferences to try to prevent non-green actors from participating, but a total exclusion of an entire industry is new this year.
Boris Johnson is under cross-pressure from conservative politicians who want conservative politics and green advisers who want BoJo to have
Greta Thunberg as a character.
OR WHO IS A NAZI WAR CRIMINAL?
Nazi war criminal
is a person who kills an unarmed human being or
gives the order to kill another human being outside the normal
rules of engagement in times of war.
In peacetime, a
Climate Change Criminal, is a politician,
industrialist or other entity that conducts
themselves and/or their policies such as to (in effect) murder
another human being from starvation or poisoning resulting from
action or inaction on their part, and including dumping plastic in
the sea to make fish toxic.
philosophy extends to causing hardship and mental stress
(torture), contrary to
Articles 2 and 3 of the EU's Human Rights Convention and Articles
3 and 5
of the Universal Declaration of Human
president, Ursula von der Leyen is charged with failing to
protect life on
earth, as crimes against humanity and our ecology.
a more positive note, the EU is funding the Fuel
Cel Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU), pushing for green hydrogen
via electrolyzers. Their main problem is an almost
total lack of infrastructure for delivery of hydrogen for
cars and trucks, and rapid recharging stations for conventional
plug-in battery electrics.
Merkel has tabled the notion of carbon taxes. And, battery
factories are springing up in Europe, to undercut those made in
China with coal.
DIRTIEST DOZEN G20 CO2 PRODUCERS
von der Leyen
Mohammed bin Salman
abusers will say they had no choice. They needed to keep
burning coal, gas
and oil for their economies - just like the camp guards at the
many concentration camps, they were forced into business as
usual. In the case of the camp guards, they argued they were
just following orders. But that is not true. We all have
choices. There are clean alternatives, such as solar
power. There is no need to keep building coal
generating stations, and no need to drive carcinogenic petrol
or diesel vehicles that contribute
cancer. We have hydrogen
you are going to increase electricity capacity, it makes sense
to invest in renewable
energy, unless it is that the fossil
fuel giants are lubricating the works with party donations.
If that is the case, we say that such contributions should be
transparently declared, that the public is informed as to what
is guiding policy decisions.
Hitler and chum Heinrich Himmler [Allegedly,
Adolf Hitler did not die in that bunker incident C.1949.
Apparently, he was fired into England, strapped to a V1 rocket, leaving
behind his false teeth. He parachuted into Wealden that night
hoping to meet some deviants, who'd arranged a new identity for their
fallen comrade. Apparently, he landed in Crowborough, shaved off
his moustache and was mistaken for a council official, whereupon he
infiltrated the ranks of the local council and trained them how to use his
terror tactics to control the peasant civilians.
is no justification for using nuclear power to generate
electricity, where solar and wind power from nature is in
abundance. Anyone who thumbs their nose at using renewables, by
continuing to argue for a method of producing hydrogen that is
fraught with danger, should re-evaluate their grip on reality.
The United Nations outlawed nuclear proliferation in 2021. We
see no reason to exclude power generation from that reasoning.
Reich Minister Propaganda
concentration 'death camp' executions