Today: 23.Nov.2020

Bruno Comby, Nuclear Engineer, Founder - President of Environmentalists for Nuclear (International), EFN, in France presents views on decarbonizing the world and rapid global development of nuclear power. Eric Jelinski, President of EFN Canada and John Shanahan, President of EFN-USA present significant alternate views. Bruno Comby makes closing remarks. This is an example of how these topics are handled constructively in Environmentalists For Nuclear. In many other organizations and discussion groups, these divisive topics are extremely alienating. The world needs to learn to discuss differences instead of going to war with words or bullets.

Published in France

John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Many people say that we must get rid of meats, modern agriculture and fossil fuels because they produce "a pollutant," carbon dioxide. This idea is abhorrent to many. It will kill billions of people and stop modern civilization dead in its tracks. Carbon dioxide is non-toxic at any historic atmospheric level. It is an essential molecule of life. At allaboutenergy.net, we want to keep using fossil fuels, modern agriculture, etc. We want clean water, air and land. We want to preserve wilderness, wildlife habitat and biodiversity. We don’t need cities and farms everywhere, killing off most wildlife, having only mono-culture farms across the planet. We want nuclear energy as soon as possible for everyone qualified to use it.

Published in USA

Michel Gay: La réalité aujourd'hui, c'est 69 réacteurs nucléaires en construction dans le monde, tandis que 439 autres en activité représentent une puissance électrique de 378 GW , soit trois fois la puissance électrique totale installée en France qui est d'environ 125 GW . Le secteur de l'énergie nucléaire représente la troisième industrie nationale française.

Published in France

Michel Gay: Regardons d'un peu plus près ce jugement "sans appel" qui nécessite d'être nuancé: Les aspects économiques, Les risques, La corruption, La pollution, La dépendance de l’étranger, Une industrie non adaptée à un monde qui change, La délocalisation des emplois. Lorsque des comparaisons objectives et des présentations transparentes seront disponibles, alors, comme pour le nucléaire régit par les principes de la loi « Transparence et sureté nucléaire », ce sera clair, aussi, pour les énergies renouvelables.

Published in France
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