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catsudon

(864 posts)
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:03 AM Jan 2022

EU drafts plan to label gas and nuclear investments as green

Source: reuters

The European Union has drawn up plans to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments after a year-long battle between governments over which investments are truly climate-friendly.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/eu-drafts-plan-label-gas-nuclear-investments-green-2022-01-01/?utm_source=reddit.com



i believe this is a good thing, it is time to spend money to upgrade to current technology that is more clean rather than going back to coal plant or dangerous old nuclear plants that is still using 20 years old tech
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bucolic_frolic

(44,634 posts)
1. Surely I'll get an argument
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:12 AM
Jan 2022

but the cleanest tech is the lowest tech - passive solar and bio fuel (because bio is rotting and releasing slowly anyway). Passive solar - capture the sun, no or very low maintenance, no electrical replacements). Sadly these technologies have been known for 50 years or more. Passive solar - windows and doors, masonry mass to store heat, window overhang for summer shade and winter light. Plus nowadays you can add super insulation - 6" walls, foam R-values, vapor barriers, heat exchangers, wood backup, retracting shades.

twodogsbarking

(10,619 posts)
2. I will argue for you. An expert used to be someone more than 100 miles from home.
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:29 AM
Jan 2022

Now an expert is anyone who accesses the internet.

 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
5. I did my senior science project on solar energy in May 1961.
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 05:59 PM
Jan 2022

Many people congratulated me on my project said it was very good, but then was back when people were courteous.

GB_RN

(2,641 posts)
4. Gas Is Not Green, IMO...
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:02 PM
Jan 2022

If it puts out CO2 as a byproduct, that’s definitely not what I would consider a “green” energy source. Granted, it puts off way less CO2 than coal or gasoline, or other fossil fuels, but still.

hunter

(38,582 posts)
6. There's enough gas in the ground to destroy all that's left of the natural environment we know...
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 07:35 PM
Jan 2022

... and probably our world civilization as well.

Gas is the most dangerous energy source in common use, largely because people think it's "green" and their renewable energy fantasies are not viable without it.

Nuclear power is a much less dangerous technology in comparison. With the human population approaching eight billion nuclear power is the only energy technology capable of displacing fossil fuels entirely.

I used to be a hard core anti-nuclear activist. I'm not anymore.


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