Heiko Recktenwald on Sat, 6 Nov 2021 15:42:18 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Energy Dilemma

Am 05/11/21 um 19:13 schrieb Brian Holmes:

A successful carbon transition implies the harmonious unfolding of two
processes complexly related at the material, economic and financial
levels. First, a process of disbandment must take place. Sources of
carbon must be drastically reduced: above all hydrocarbon extraction,
electricity production by coal and gas, fuel-based transport systems,
the construction sector (due to the high level of emissions involved in
cement and steel production) and the meat industry. What is at stake
here is degrowth in the most straightforward sense: equipment must be
scrapped, fossil fuel reserves must stay in the soil, intensive
cattle-breeding must be abandoned and an array of related professional
skills must be made redundant.

Why dont you mention the nuclear option? Why is it taboo? Some people
say that it is too expensiv, but the energy is more or less CO2 free.
Germany will/may even close an industry that it allready has at the end
of 2022 and will then even pay 2 billion Euro for the trashing of a lot
of CO2 free energy. The companies did agree to stop the production of
this CO2 free nuclear energy at the end of 2022. Nobody clould have
forced them to do so. "Germany has decided" and nobody can stop it? I
wish I could.

Best, H.

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