Iaea: without nuclear power, climate goals are unattainable – germany on special way

IAEA: Without nuclear power, climate goals are unattainable - Germany on special way

An achievement of global climate goals is practically excluded after convection of the chief of the international atomic energy organization (IAEA), rafael grossi, without nuclear power. In this respect, the end of nuclear energy in germany was politically legitimate, but in relation to the climate and the two-degree target is not scientifically burdenable.

Climate change only with nuclear power

"The scientific fact is that nuclear power plants cause an extremely low carbon dioxide outlet", said grossi of the german press agency in vienna. It is an empirical fact that one third of the clean energy from nuclear sources come from. Calling on the intergovernmental body for climate change (IPCC) and the international energy agency said grossi: "each way to achieve the 2-degree threshold set in the paris agreement is nearly impossible without nuclear power, if not impossible."

The argentine diplomat looked shortly before his visit to berlin, where he meets, among others, aufekler heiko maas (SPD) and participates in the conference of the world health summit.

Atomic energy: "clean", "stable", "part of the solution"

"Nuclear power is part of the solution", he said and fugged that nuclear reactors have a stable power supply, which is less constant renewable electricity from wind, water or sun. The independent scientists of the IPCC have found that great efforts are needed to address nuclear safety, disposal of nuclear waste and other risks when the nuclear energy should expand. Grossi visits germany in a renewed debate on a repository for burned fuel elements.

Miscellent resistance to repository

Finland has so far the only country built such a permanent atomic camp. Sweden also has a location in the short term. "We have postponed a problem until it is impossible to tackle it", said grossi about the lack of long-term solutions for radioactive waste. The resistance of people to know such material in their close to know is lacking, he said. "People prefer a solution that does not bring them to the nearby waste."

The german nuclear phase-out is practically unique in consequence and tempo worldwide and a true special way. Few landers had decided on an exit. Other stowed a reduction in nuclear power, but no exit. Otherwise there is a remarkable trend towards nuclear power outbuilding – be it in china, russia, india, sudafrika, turkey, bangladesh, vietnam, the united arab emirates, egypt, argentina or brazil, so the boss of the IAEA, which for safe operation civilian used atomic power plants advertises.

German reactors: still "easy for 20 years in operation"

In addition, there is a trend for the lengthening of the life of aging reactors. "It’s like when you have a BMW of 1980 and then change the engine block, change some parts that change pumps", he said. Many parts of the thereto useless reactors could easily be in operation for 20 years or even long.

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