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Jürg Rohrer

Reincarnation and rebirth quotations

«I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was 26. Genius is experience. Some think to seem that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.» (Henry Ford)
«I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal.» (Werner von Braun)

New Finish nuclear power plant Olkiluoto with enormous financial losses

Nuclear giant Areva threatens halt of Olkiluoto construction 

The dispute around enormous financial losses from the Finish Olkiluoto nuclear reactor project deepened yesterday, when the French nuclear giant Areva published its half-year results. Areva threatened to freeze construction if TVO does not submit to the company’s demands of shouldering a share of the cost. The latest estimate of construction costs reached €5.5 billion, which compares to the price of 2.5 billion originally presented to Finnish public and politicians.

Stopping global warming is risk management

The issue with stopping or reducing global warming is about risk and managing risk: Science still does not know the exact mechanism by which smoking and its associated chemicals causes cancer. What we do know is that smoking is the biggest risk factor in developing lung cancer. The more you smoke, the more your risk of getting lung cancer. Not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer, and not everyone who gets lung cancer has smoked.

What is thermosolar power or concentrating solar power (CSP)?

What is thermosolar power, or "desert energy"?
Thermosolar energy means generating electricity from the heat of the
sun, and not, as photovoltaic panels do, from sunlight. Since a large
quantity of solar heat is required, evidently this must be done in the
desert. A short introduction in this promising technology to produce electricity from a renewable source:

Nuclear Proliferation in a nutshell

Nuclear proliferation is used to describe the spread of fissile material, weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information, to nations which are not (yet) in posession of nuclear weapons. It is feared that the likelyhood of a nuclear warfare does increase with the number of nations with nuclear weapons.

Nuclear proliferation is related to the civil application of nuclear power in the following ways:

Nuclear Power phase-out is progressing

Nuclear energy is a relatively small industry, but one with big
problems. It covers just one-sixteenth of the world’s primary energy
consumption, a share set to decline over the coming decades.

average age of operating commercial nuclear reactors is 23 years.
This means that more power stations are being shut down than built.
In 2007, world nuclear production fell by 1.8 % and the number of
operating reactors was 439, five less than the historical peak of 2002.

Who is building new nuclear power plants?

There has been a lot of talking about the renaissance of nuclear power
in the light of global warming and increasing oil prices. So let’s have
a look at the global situation: Who is building new nuclear power
stations and who is just talking about?