In recent weeks, we only talk about that… The famous power cuts that could occur this winter! Even if the risk of power cuts seems to be receding with the mildness of the current winter climate, it is sometimes difficult to navigate in front of all this information. And above all, it can be worrying not to […]
Category: Electricity and nuclear energy
Information on electricity and nuclear power, how is electrical energy produced? What are the electrical powers involved? What are the pollution and eco-balances of electricity production compared to the different methods (nuclear, gas, coal, solar, wind, hydro, etc.)? What are the innovations in the field of electricity? What are the nuclear accidents and catastrophes in history?
Electricity and nuclear energy
How to find the best offer based on your energy consumption?
Finding the best deal on the energy market today in France can be a difficult exercise due to the variety of offers available. Indeed, since the opening of the French energy market to competition in 2007, several alternative suppliers have joined the former energy suppliers commonly referred to as incumbent suppliers. According to the numbers […]
Why choose a green electricity supplier?
Environmental commitment and sustainable development are subjects of increasing concern to households. These values very quickly became essential criteria of choice. However, energy consumption has a major impact on our planet. This is why more and more consumers have let themselves be seduced by green electricity, to […]
Advantages, reviews and installation of LED neon lights VS fluorescent or halogen tubes
Replace its old neon tubes with LED neon lights. Why and how to install them? Founded at the start of the XNUMXth century, the traditional fluorescent neon tube revolutionized the lighting of factories and offices. In the form of a glass tube, it is quickly found everywhere, whether on […]
Solar LED luminaire: the even more economical alternative to LED lighting
It is not so much the unique performances that it offers, but the need to reduce its ecological footprint and its energy bill, which motivates the switch to LED lighting. And for good reason ! Between its foolproof durability, its excellent light output, and its electrical expenditure 20 times lower than that of traditional lamps, […]
From Paris to Fukushima, the secrets of a disaster
Fukushima disaster. Documentary Crisis cell: from Paris to Fukushima, the secrets of a catastrophe (full documentary). The magazine "Crisis cell" returns on Sunday February 12, 2017 on the Fukushima disaster and shows the amateurism and improvisation of the Japanese and that of France (which for example sends out-of-date moderator Boron and […]
Electric transport (Lipo) VS thermal (gasoline): criteria for choosing a battery and comparative calculations
The performance of electric transport depends heavily on the quality of their batteries. It is currently the real Achilles heel which limits the development of electric propulsion, as well in road transport as maritime and… that air of course. We present to you a quick little state of the art of the performance of Lithium-Polymer batteries currently on the […]
Energy transition: Portugal powered for 4 days entirely with renewable electricity!
While France continues to bet (almost) everything on nuclear electricity… countries are currently breaking records for renewable electricity production! This month it's Portugal's turn to achieve a real tour de force of renewable energy! A few days after Germany produced so much renewable electricity that producers […]
Nuclear: the world's reserves of uranium
What are the world's reserves of Uranium? World map of the distribution of uranium resources and graph of production / demand / price up to 2100. Sources: IAE / OECD 2006 Further information: debate on uranium and nuclear fuel resources Map of world uranium reserves Graph and evolution of production […]
Nuclear: treatment and storage of waste
“It's not rocket science” on nuclear waste Find out more and debate: understand how a nuclear power plant works or visit our forum nuclear energy
The operation of an EDF nuclear power station with "C'est pas Sorcier"
"It's not rocket science" on nuclear electricity and the operation of an EDF nuclear power plant Find out more and debate on this issue: understand how a nuclear power plant works or visit our forum " nuclear energy "
Principle and operation of a nuclear power plant
"It's not rocket science" on nuclear electricity and the operation of a nuclear power plant Find out more and debate on this issue: understand the operation of a nuclear power plant or visit our forum nuclear energy
Nuclear output gas with steam turbines in Wallonia
Synthetic article by Laurent Minguet, author of the Nowfuture blog, including many interesting figures, showing that a gradual exit from nuclear power is possible thanks to gas-vapor turbines. Encrypted application in Wallonia. Find out more: debate on phasing out nuclear power or visit our forum on nuclear electricity The exit from nuclear power for […]
Urban nuclear power: illusions of Boris Pregel, visionary atomic physicist in 1961 ...
Urban nuclear power: illusions of Boris Pregel, visionary atomist physicist in 1961…… or how some scientists can be seriously wrong in their predictions and in the blind confidence they have in Science and in their discoveries! In a special page of the television news of November 1961, the atomic physicist Boris Pregel recommended to build […]
Lighting: calculate the useful power and the number of bulbs
Method of calculating the required lighting power and the number of bulbs / light points. Examples in energy saving lighting Find out more: - The topic of this article: calculation of the lighting power and the number of bulbs required? - Choosing the lighting in the kitchen and bathroom - Range of Megaman bulbs in natural light of the day (color of […]
Civil nuclear energy: collusion between IAEA and WHO
Links and collusion between the WHO (World Health Organization) and the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Source for further information: debate on victims of civilian nuclear energy
Chernobyl: a million dead in 20 years?
One million deaths from Chernobyl is the figure put forward by a publication from the New York Academy of Sciences based on a compilation of 5000 articles. Analyzes according to P.Langlois: According to a book published in 2010 by the New York Academy of Science and entitled “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”, […]
Chernobyl, human and environmental consequences
Assessment of the Chernobyl disaster by the New York Academy of Sciences, full text in English. 349 pages .pdf. 2010 Original title: "Chernobyl. Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment ”Summarized by P.Langlois:“ According to a book published in 2010 by the New York Academy of Science and entitled “Chernobyl: Consequences of the […]
Human and economic toll of the Chernobyl disaster by the IAEA
Assessment of the Chernobyl disaster by the IAEA published in 2005 .pdf of 260 pages. Other sources report a balance sheet and figures very different from those published by the IAEA, see links and extract below. Find out more: - Debate and information on the Chernobyl assessment: overall cost and human and health assessment […]
Serious nuclear accidents on PWR and EPR
Nuclear: serious accidents involving water reactors for producing electricity. IRSN publication, 12/2008. .pdf 53 pages Download the document here: severe accidents on PWRs and EPR nuclear safety Contents 1 / Introduction2 / Definition of a severe accident3 / Physics of core meltdown and associated phenomena4 / Containment failure modes containment5 / The […] approach
Fukushima nuclear disaster, the other Chernobyl?
No one can ignore the desperate nuclear situation at the Fukushima 1 Daiichi power plant anymore… We are facing a desperate situation despite the attempts to minimize the industrial players or the government but also, and this is less understandable or acceptable, some players French politicians… On econologie.com, we are not “viscerally” anti-nuclear: we […]
lifetime of nuclear power plants and new types of reactors
Report on the lifespan of nuclear power plants and new types of nuclear reactors Parliamentary report of the National Assembly, 2003. This report of 363 pages in .pdf makes a technical and economic inventory of civilian nuclear technology for the production of electricity and includes 3 essential parts: Chap. 1: Management of […]
Documentary: RAS Nuclear, nothing to report
Nuclear SAR documentary, nothing to report, EDF and nuclear subcontracting! Documentary broadcast on Arte in May 2009 Nuclear workers come out of the shadows to paint a worrying picture of their working and safety conditions. An exemplary survey. They are called "jumpers", they are responsible for entering the steam generator […]
Pico +: a hydraulic pico-turbine submersible
The Pico +, a 300W hydraulic pico turbine The Pico + Family has 12 parts. Easy to set up and maintain, it corresponds to the energy needs of one or more family units. Completely submerged in water, with a drop height of 1,5 meters and a flow rate of around 35 liters per second, it delivers […]
Pico hydropower plant on an isolated site
Pico Hydroelectricity: presentation of a pico hydroelectric power station in private homes in France Summary: Since 1985 Mme and Mr X have lived in an isolated house located below a mountain side in the Alpes de Haute Provence (04). When they moved in in 1985, Mrs and Mr X made a request for connection to the electricity network […]