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It must be Atomic !

After long weeks of absence, I take up the pen again.  The vacations of this summer 2020 were an opportunity to discuss and meet brilliant people with whom I had the chance to exchange on what tomorrow could be like.  I have to write "could" because here, there are no exact sciences anymore, but relatively strong hypotheses. Remember the book  "The limit to growth" in 1972. The book was based on The World3 model, a system dynamics model for computer simulation of interactions between population, industrial growth, food production, and limits in the earth's ecosystems.These hypotheses tell us that the energy mix road will be 35% renewable energy and 65% nuclear energy.However, in Europe (Belgium, France, Germany), we turn away from nuclear power due to a lack of political courage or even the capacity to simply decide.  And yet we have developed all the technology.  What has become of it?The only EPR reactors (European Pressurized Water Reactor) operating are ...…

According to BP's CEO, the fossil fuel consumption peak is now!

As presented earlier this week by Bernard Looney (B.P. CEO) , we may have reached the liquid oil consumption peak this year. This can be explained by soaring energy demand amid COVID-19 scars, subsequent fossil fuel frozen investments and by increasing renewable energy production capacity at a higher rate than total world energy demand increase.This is the first time a Major oil company integrate officially this trend in it's long term strategic plan, and shift radically from the "business as usual" model. Full article can be read hereGood news on energy side! Unfortunately, COVID-19 pandemic has disastrous effect on hundred millions inhabitants, especially the poorest ones.