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New IRENA report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.
Nuclear disarmament is key to global security and to the prevention of the climate collapse. Against the backdrop of the Ukraine War and the roaring energy crisis, Oscar Arias calls for nuclear weapons to be removed from Europe.
Bioenergy and small hydropower are currently under enormous political pressure and partially even threatened in their existence. Yet they already generate energy amounting up to 51% of Russia’s energy supplies and their potential is far from exhausted.
With summer arriving in the northern hemisphere, it is time for our quarterly update on our recent activities and the most important developments in the energy sector.
In 2006 an EWG study forecasted a decline in uranium mining around 2020. According to the Uranatlas, production has been declining since 2015. It is very likely that nuclear power plants will run out of uranium much sooner than operators suspect.