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    Nuclear power policy in the ’80s caused low birth weights after coal stepped in | Ars Technica

    The sudden removal of nuclear power, which doesn’t emit any greenhouse gases, led to a ramp-up in the amount of power being provided by nearby coal plants. That led to increases in particle pollution in areas adjacent to coal power plants, measured by the EPA in total suspended particulates (TSP).

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    Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste - Scientific American

    By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation. [W]hen coal is burned into fly ash, uranium and thorium are concentrated at up to 10 times their original levels.

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    German electricity was nearly 10 times dirtier than France's in 2016 — Environmental Progress

    In 2016, Germany generated 545 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity at an average rate of approximately 560 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per kWh. By contrast, France generated 530 TWh of electricity at an average rate of approximately 58 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per kWh.

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    Externalities of Energy - Methodology 2005 Update

    The ExternE methodology provides a framework for transforming impacts that are ex- pressed in different units into a common unit – monetary values. The ExternE methodology aims to cover all relevant (i.e. not negligible) external effects.

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    How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger

    "We're not in a clean energy revolution; we're in a clean energy crisis," says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His solution: nuclear. He explains why it's time to overcome longstanding fears of the technology, and why it's past time to embrace nuclear as a viable source of clean power.

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    Efficacité énergétique des bâtiments, mesures, performances et conséquences sur la gestion des réseaux électriques

    Didier Roux a présenté une réflexion originale sur le paradigme actuel de l’efficacité énergétique des bâtiments. Il a notamment mis en exergue les défauts de mesures dans le domaine mais également les incohérences dans le financement de la rénovation énergétique en France.

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