Saudi Arabia’s budding soft power tourism

View of stage 10 of the Paris-Dakar between Neom and AlUla, in Saudi Arabia, on January 13, 2021. HAMAD I MOHAMMED / REUTERS Alongside its diplomatic and commercial aspects, Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, December 4, included a small tourist and heritage dimension. Since the signing in April 2018 of an intergovernmental … Read more

NASA Looks to Solar to Power New Generation of Spacecraft

The American space agency NASA recently launched its DART spacecraft to test a method to defend Earth against threatening asteroids. NASA says the DART mission is also testing several new technologies. One of them is a propulsion system that gets power from the sun. The technology is called solar electric propulsion. Since the system uses … Read more

Belgium is still procrastinating on an exit from nuclear power

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Frank Vandenbroucke in Brussels on Friday 3 December. NICOLAS MAETERLINCK / AFP The complete phase-out of nuclear power in 2025 is “The solution that will create the least amount of worry” : it is with a … Read more

Electricity on Moon: NASA Starts Accepting Proposals for Establishing Lunar Nuclear Power System by 2030 | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

Artist’s concept of new fission power system on the lunar surface. (NASA) Electricity has revolutionised the world like nothing ever has, and it’s impossible for humanity to imagine a life on Earth without it. Now, what if we could generate electricity in space? Can it revolutionise space travel? The US space agency NASA has now … Read more

The NFL Power Rankings, at the end of Week 12

We reviewed the league’s pecking order after 12 days of activity in the regular season You can enjoy the NFL on Star +; Subscribe here! After 12 weeks of campaign action, this is what it looks like the hierarchical order of the 32 NFL teams, according to the Power Rankings de ESPN.com: Trevor Lawrence can’t … Read more

the IEA calls on France to invest “in efficiency, renewables and nuclear power”

Wind farm in Graincourt-lès-havrincourt (Pas-de-Calais), November 7, 2020. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS France claims a driving role in favor of the energy transition on the international scene and already has very largely low-carbon electricity … but it must progress much more to hope to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. Five months before the presidential election, … Read more

In Vienna, tense diplomatic reunion around Iranian nuclear power

See Vienna again. This was for months the hope of the chanceries involved in the rescue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In the spring, six rounds of negotiations took place. were held in the Austrian capital with representatives from Tehran, with a dual objective: the … Read more

Spain reactivates coal power stations in the week Portugal closes Pego

Last Friday, when the Pego Thermoelectric Power Plant ran out of coal stocks, more than 30 trucks were in a great bustle transporting 100,000 tonnes of this mineral from the port of Ferrol, in Galicia, to the As Pontes Power Station, in the same Spanish village. Despite having been out of operation since July, and … Read more

These countries that continue to rely on nuclear power

The EDF nuclear power plant in Belleville-sur-Loire (Cher), October 12, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS March 2011: Fukushima disaster in Japan. Two months later, Angela Merkel takes into account the global stir. That year, the German Chancellor decided to accelerate the phase-out of nuclear power, already planned in the early 2000s and finally planned across … Read more

In Germany, the quest for carbon neutrality without nuclear power

The lignite-fired power station in Jänschwalde (Germany), September 24, 2021. PATRICK PLEUL / PICTURE-ALLIANCE / AFP It was one of the highlights of the summer 2021 election campaign. During a debate on television between the candidates for the chancellery, the leader of the conservative bloc, Armin Laschet, said: “It was a mistake to get out … Read more