Opposition LMP on Tuesday accused the government of amending the contracts on the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant “to serve Russian interests rather than allowing permits for wind turbines in Hungary”.
LMP politician Örs Tetlák told a press conference that a Hungarian company would replace Russian state-owned Rosatom as the main Paks contractor for the two new blocks under construction, and all the risks would now be borne by a Hungarian firm, MTI wrote. Rosatom promised a “turnkey plant at a fixed price” in 2014, Tetlák said. Now, the switch in contractors may drive a jump in costs, and the costs of potential delays will also weigh on Hungarians, he said.
LMP maintains that the project should be scrapped and not amended with “disadvantageous and senseless modifications”, he said. Rather than building a new nuclear plant, the government should work to increase the country’s energy efficiency and to use sustainable resources, he said. To achieve that, Tetlák called on the government to fulfill its commitment to the European Commission to allow wind turbines in the country, which it had failed to do until the deadline on March 31, he said. The commitment was one of the conditions to access resources from the EU’s Resilience and Recovery Facility, he said.
Wind turbines??! These people are crazy. 1. Wind turbines are devastating to the environment. They annihilate many species’ habitats and decimate bird populations. 2. They are notoriously unreliable, as shown pretty much everywhere they’ve been installed. 3. They are ludicrously inefficient, as the attrition rate is among the worst of all energy-generation methods. Plus, they require VERY environmentally-unfriendly batteries to store what little energy they yield. 4. They require rare-mineral components, which are provided by what is effectively child slave labor in African mines. 5. Most of the materials they’re made from is nonrecyclable. Indeed, at the end of their lifespan, some components are so toxic to the environment that they have to be handled almost as if they were nuclear waste. This is all just for starters. It gets words. Seriously who votes for these clowns?!?!?
That was meant to say “It gets WORSE.”
There is a high usage of fossil fuels in manufacturing wind turbines. Wind turbines are noisy and kill birds. Wind turbines are unreliable when it comes to production of electricity. Then, there is the problem of disposal. Using atomic generators to produce electricity is economical, clean and reliable. The opposition is just parroting left wing socialist blurbs without doing required research.
All this means is turning the profits from a hostile to the west Russia into profits for a hostile to the west China.
Rather, turn these profits to a friendly Hungarian contractor and build the Hungarian nuclear plant.
Better yet, build three with the Hungarian colors on them!
AND wind turbines cause cancer! https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/437096-trump-claims-noise-from-windmills-causes-cancer/
OK – seriously. Facts.
This IS CNN (bias …) – however it is the most comprehensive listing with references that can be cross checked, hence the link.
Not saying nuclear could or should not exist alongside solar and wind – in fact, nuclear power may prove indispensible.
However, our 2014 agreement with Rosatom did not consider the current situation – and the political / economic implications should be well (re)assessed before we are stuck with a Russian influence for the next 50 odd years – which our Politicians may or may not have adequately (re)considered. Let’s not ignore progressing insight – on all fronts.