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Ten documents in the library in the category Waste

Waste: Waste is related to most of the productive and consumption activities of the modern world, and is especially acute in the developed world. Some waste can be economically recycled into useful products, and some have an economic cost that must be financed by societies. Some is toxic and must be neutralized. Some, like nuclear waste can be usefully transformed into more GHG free energy, but is infrequently used due to political decisions.
also in categories causes, coal, fossil fuel, health moreless
A 500 megawatt coal plant produces 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours per year, enough to power a city of about 140,000 people. It burns 1,430,000 tons of coal, uses 2.2 billion gallons of water and 146,000 tons of limestone. It also puts out, each year, a frightening list of noxious and toxic compounds. moreless
also in categories international references, nuclear, radiation moreless
UNSCEAR, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, is the international body with the responsibility to report on the exposure of people to radiation worldwide and to assess the scientific information on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. The document discusses the following: What is radiation? How is radiation measured? How are people exposed to radiation? What levels of radiation exposure do people receive? What are the effects of exposure to radiation? moreless
also in categories french, nuclear, radiation moreless
What, where, how much nuclear waste. Open source data is available for modelling or other use. Many useful references to associated topics. moreless
also in categories coal, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
also in categories economics, energy, government, health, mitigation, nuclear, promising technology, radiation, recycling solutions, solar, technology, wind moreless
In recent years some prominent advocates for the environment have become advocates for nuclear power. Film directors, parliamentarians, journalists and environmental campaigners: people who once were opposed to nuclear power have changed their minds. moreless
also in categories french, nuclear, radiation, recycling solutions moreless
An explanation of recycling used nuclear fuel and its environmental advantages. Details explained and calculations show the environmental impact, and compare with other resources. moreless
also in categories energy, government, nuclear, plans and scenarios, radiation, recycling solutions moreless
In the later part of 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group. Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distill policies and technology options, including safety and waste management, for making nuclear power generation a component of future energy mixes in countries with the appropriate potential for implementing this energy. moreless
also in categories economics, energy, government, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, transportation, wind moreless
Substantial reduction in carbon intensity drives carbon emissions to peak between 2020 and 2040 across the three scenarios. Still, to reach global climate targets, the world needs an exceptional and enduring effort on top of already pledged commitments, and coordinated global action at unprecedented levels, with meaningful carbon prices. moreless
also in categories biofuel, coal, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, wind moreless
A biannual dashboard that reports on the progress of the energy transition plan - sector by sector vs the objectives. This first iteration shows that achievements are already behind objectives, and suggests that economic subsidies are aimed at the wrong targets. moreless

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