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by pune
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident

Slightly related and unrelated, this is the same case in U.S.A. as well. https://time.com/5736789/small-american-farmers-debt-crisis-extinction/ Although the reasons are somewhat different it is shocking that whole villages are falling off the map. Urbanisation has been an issue in India too, the re...

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by pune
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I'd like to see people voting for a political candidate based on policies, not 'who I've always voted for'. Of course a politician respecting election promises would be good. The early Greeks claimed that the evolution of political parties was the death of Democracy. Although this probably might no...

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by pune
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

This should give you some idea of how the Indian RW ecosystem is, as much toxic as the U.S. sad to report or probably much worse. And almost all of it is based on various falsehoods of religion and purism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkaN4wE810 You also need to remember the disinformation campa...

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by pune
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

It should be amended to police should generally know this. I think there is more than enough blame to go around apart from the people who planned, abetted and carried out the insurrection. They definitely need to be punished. I think Big Tech also needs to be taken through cleaners. They seem to kn...

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by pune
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

It should be amended to police should generally know this. I think there is more than enough blame to go around apart from the people who planned, abetted and carried out the insurrection. They definitely need to be punished. I think Big Tech also needs to be taken through cleaners. They seem to kno...

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by pune
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And that is the thing. Unless and until we have technology that can say throw the spent fuel at the sun instead of burying it, I wouldn't be part of nuclear. And as was pointed out to you upthread by another poster, the tech for waste recycling or zero waste nuclear does in fact exist, so your prio...

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by pune
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

A lot of media coverage on the different elements of the legal ramifications for those that were involved in the violent 'Unite the Right' gathering and the Jan 6 insurrection - Jan. 6 rioter in horned fur hat sentenced to 41 months https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/jan-6-rioter-in-horned-fur-hat-senten...

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by pune
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Coal will continue to exists in Germany at least in 1.5 more decades. That mean 1.5 more decades of emissions. I shared my optimism, you can carry on with your pessimism, we will know what happens in 1.5 decades. The question is what happen within this 1.5 decades, not afterwards I am saying the sa...

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by pune
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Burying nuclear waste underground is much safer than letting greenhouse gas or pollutants flowing in the atmosphere forever? But with wind and nuclear there won't be any as well as hydro and other new energy developments taking place. Fossil fuels are gonne be not used, others will, had shared vide...

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by pune
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article itself says that the only way for the spent fuel is to put it underground for 100 years, you went everywhere but didn't answer this central question. And that is the thing. Unless and until we have technology that can say throw the spent fuel at the sun instead of burying it, I wouldn't...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movies to watch :)
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Movies to watch :)

I just saw Skylab, it is a movie out of South India. Beautifully told story https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15029058/ FWIW, even today you go to South Indian villages, for better or worse things are pretty much the same. The only difference you may find is more people wearing shirts and having cellphon...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article itself says that the only way for the spent fuel is to put it underground for 100 years, you went everywhere but didn't answer this central question. And that is the thing. Unless and until we have technology that can say throw the spent fuel at the sun instead of burying it, I wouldn't ...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Wherever you see the lireature, it tells how rewable energy is far cheaper and much more easier to install and at lower cost both to people and environment. Only those who work for the nuclear industry would take any other view. Why then are French energy costs and carbon emissions a fraction of th...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

The moment these people are convicted, all their cell phone records and whatnot can be used by FBI to find who talked to whom and what exactly happened. It will go both horizontal and vertical and hopefully there would be a day where Mr. Trump himself would be prosecuted. He won't. His party will n...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Only those who work for the nuclear industry would take any other view. This is untrue. I do not work for the nuclear industry and I "take the other view". I find nuclear to be a safe a reliable method to produce electricity with little to no C)2 output over its lifetime (concrete in the ...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And India is not alone in such protests, something latest - https://english.radio.cz/hundreds-demonstrate-against-nuclear-waste-depot-south-bohemia-8738693 What politicians have learned who want to earn fat comissions by nuclear power is to do it in hinterland i.e. rural areas in the hopes that it's...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So however you might try to justify, nuclear is always gonna be no-go when other options are better and much more easily available. It’s amusing you keep claiming this despite the reality that China, India, France, Korea, the UAE etc are all “going there” in a big way. Most of the countries you hav...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Costa Concordia Disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: 10 Years Since Costa Concordia Disaster

One cannot ignore the loss of life (32 passengers, 1 recovery person), the environmental damage, the huge costs of recovery and removal of the ship over $2 Billion USD, the captain eventually convicted with years in jail on criminal charges from this stupid and totally avoidable disaster. https://e...

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9034

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

One scerwed up guy who screws with everybody https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/inviting-the-taliban-camp-david-trump-was-his-own-adviser-msna1276841 Can anybody rationally figure out why Mr. Trump had decided to invite Taliban leaders and that too around 9/11? Add to that, even after the U.S....

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by pune
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

How much will climate change cost ? How many zeroes? Are you saying we can't avert climate change without nuclear, please share me some peer-reviewed documents that show that? Would be glad to look at it. Here's another one, this time by UK. https://www.inet.ox.ac.uk/files/energy_transition_paper-I...

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C

I can only derive from what I know, I have never known winter this strong and this long. We started experiencing winter since September and now it's January and forecasts tell the weather is gonna be the same till February at the very least. Pune hasn't felt such wintry spells for a long time. Sadly...

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

c933103 wrote:
pune wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Pretty sure the proposed labelling aren't law yet?


When you don't read laws, this is what happens.

????


The ones I shared with you were all laws, but then if you can't get it, can't help you, sorry.

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4144

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

The moment these people are convicted, all their cell phone records and whatnot can be used by FBI to find who talked to whom and what exactly happened. It will go both horizontal and vertical and hopefully there would be a day where Mr. Trump himself would be prosecuted.

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9034

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I just saw some news stories that seem to come out that says there were fake Republican electors. One reporter asked an elector from whom he got the phone call and where did he go and the 'gentleman' was evasive in both the answers. He claims he doesn't know. The gentleman's name is Jake Hoffman and...

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Can you explain how this post related to Germany's/EU's nuclear energy policy? I explained to you how laws are made, as apparently, you have difficulty understanding how laws are made in the European parliament. That is actually why I shared the process. But if you still can't understand it, you pe...

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by pune
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

That report is actually decently balanced and looks into the issues confronting nuclear power but it does not say it is bad. (By the way, I don't actually see the 398 page report in the link you provided. I had to find it separately.) Tugg It's on the same webpage, please. Anyways, even after 3 pag...

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by pune
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9034

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. They see through it IMO, it...

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by pune
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

This actually should be dedicated as a book corner. I am more into fantasy for some years as real science has been dystopian than assuring nowadays as all technologies is about Governments wanting to know more and more about us.

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by pune
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Usually in legislation they use the same things just update the dates and update it to sound more modern. For something truly path-breaking or whatever it is only done when you some kind of disaster, for e.g. when Brexit happened EU did emergency settings and I watched some of it, I read some of it...

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by pune
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I didn’t say H1-B is the solution either. But it is very difficult to coordinate a national educational drive toward STEM across the board, especially given different priorities in different states. The last time this succeeded was before Apollo, but national priorities and challenges were differen...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

RR, railroads. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transportation_in_the_United_States#Civil_War_and_Reconstruction_(1861%E2%80%931877) This link gives a short history. Both Railways and Airlines are very difficult to make profits in, the reason being each of them has set of restrictions ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 1...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9034

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/19/977879589/yes-capitol-rioters-were-armed-here-are-the-weapons-prosecutors-say-they-used?t=1641914040147 A few had guns, the ones they caught, many ran away and were arrested later, plenty had offensive weapons that could injure or kill, one Capitol Officer described i...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing

Is it unbelievable to not require testing? Unclear if that is what you meant. Everything. Her not supporting testing, her not wanting virtual learning. It's just way different that what I expected from her. I'm not saying what she's doing is good or bad as I have zero experience on the topic of sch...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9034

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/19/977879589/yes-capitol-rioters-were-armed-here-are-the-weapons-prosecutors-say-they-used?t=1641914040147 A few had guns, the ones they caught, many ran away and were arrested later, plenty had offensive weapons that could injure or kill, one Capitol Officer described i...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Usually in legislation they use the same things just update the dates and update it to sound more modern. For something truly path-breaking or whatever it is only done when you some kind of disaster, for e.g. when Brexit happened EU did emergency settings and I watched some of it, I read some of it ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrated by governments. Large innovations drivers also very often find their origins in government programs; space exploration, military programs (especially in times ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

There are no document being signed yet hence Germany is expressing their disagreement against to the proposal, according to my understanding. Seems you didn't even read the link I gave, this is what happens when you don't want to read. Both when the 2009 directive and the 2018 Directive, in both nu...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

are you saying politicians and political parties can only be criticized on court? When 26 countries have signed up to a document regarding a policy then there is nothing left to debate. Not 1 or 2 but 26 Governments. And this is for their future, not yours or mine. If you are a European citizen, wr...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

EU is immune from public? Is it something authoritarian? If you have a problem with Germany then take it in the EU court of justice or in EU policy, AFAIK, they always have policy meetings. The European Parliament is the best bet. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/68/energy-policy-...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I thought most power lines, telegram cables, and railway in 19th century were privately built. Depends actually on which country you are talking about. India, China, Japan, Germany in all these countries they were all built with Govt. money. In fact, still is, although in my country now they want t...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So why is "Germany's choice" imnune from criticism when consultation and discussion with other members are needed? How do you know what backroom deals were taken place or not. If anybody from the EU members object and they have both the EU and the European Court of Justice where any of th...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Why would such government planning be needed for further success when the industralized world weren't developed into today's siccess through government planning? Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrat...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Germany is "most competitive" so all choice they made are good and inmune from criticism? Including continued otherwise-avoidable coal usage? Including its opinion in a larger organization where they are just one of many participants? Germany is a the founding member of EU and has made it...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Having any nuclear plants in operation = "put all its eggs in nuclear"? Do I need to explain what "all" mean? Again, Germany's choice. And it is the most industrialized nation in the world. And in fact has been one of the most competitive. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5972

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Germany's coal retirement date being set to 2036 indicate wind and solar aren't enough for the job at least not until 2036 Again assumptions. Germany would not want to put all its eggs in nuclear as you want to. I would suspect as more and more wind and solar come online and connected to grid that ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1470

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Why would such government planning be needed for further success when the industralized world weren't developed into today's siccess through government planning? Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrat...

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