Greenwashing of nuclear power and nuclear waste?

At the beginning of the use of nuclear energy 60 years ago, people dreamed of an infinite supply of cheap electricity. The little bit of nuclear waste that was produced could be shot into space or dumped in the sea. To date, tons of radioactive nuclear waste have accumulated, which must be stored safely and in some cases shielded from the biosphere for over a million years. Up until today, there is no suitable final respository for it anywhere in the world. Instead: The EU focuses on green-washing of nuclear power and nuclear waste.

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A better plan: How to spend the money from the EU’s recovery plan

Which tasks do we need the European Union for? The short answer is: We need the European Union to produce those public goods that extend beyond the nation state Infrastructure can be such a good. If one country builds a cross-border railway line, its residents benefit from it. But not only theirs: the people in whose country the train route leads, benefit too. Though, since only the benefits of the building country’s population (voters) are regularly included in political decisions, too few cross-border train routes are built.

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Should nuclear power and gas be classified as green energies? There is a better way

The EU commission wants to classify both nuclear and gas as “green” investments. On the evening of New Year’s Eve, the commission had sent member states a draft of its awaited so-called “taxonomy” list, laying out a classification system that determines which energy sources can be labelled green for investment purposes. What would the consequences of such classification be?

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Cannapride world wide

Recently, the word cannabis has been making many headlines worldwide. One of the main reasons is the current development in the EU, where three states are legalizing cannabis for recreational use – Malta, Luxemburg, and Germany. This means, among other things, that cannabis is getting legalized in 3 of 27 EU-member states that together have more than 80 million residents, equal to almost 20% of the EU:s total population. 

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