The move is being ahead of the COP28 meeting of climate cultists. Furthermore, Sweden and Sri Lanka are among the countries looking to nuclear energy options.
The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference will convene from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the annual meeting of climate cultists, formally titled the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28).
Legal Insurrection readers may recall the climate cultist antics at these conferences have been a mixture of troubling and entertaining:
- At COP27, China and India were not agreeable to the ridiculous temperature goals being proposed, which is part of a proposed global pact.
- The COP26 event featured a lame dinosaur ad promotion (Don’t Choose Extinction campaign).
- COP25 ended in complete failure (or success, if you like reliable energy at reasonable prices).
As we gear up for another two weeks of globalist political puffery and virtue signalling, it is important to note that the green energy dominoes have been steadily failing since COP27. Some of the more sensible policy makers have come to realize that solar and wind do not provide the steady, affordable, and efficient energy required for civilized living in the modern world.
Therefore, countries are beginning to turn to the only other fuel source that could be an effective replacement for fossil fuels: Nuclear energy.
The US will lead a push at the COP28 climate summit to triple the amount of installed nuclear power capacity globally by 2050, marking a major turnaround for the controversial technology at the climate negotiations.
The declaration will call on the World Bank and other international financial institutions to include nuclear energy in their lending policies, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News. The US will likely be joined by the UK, France, Sweden, Finland and South Korea in the pledge to be signed Dec. 1 in Dubai, according to people familiar with the matter.
That will be followed a few days later by a nuclear industry commitment to triple generation resources from 2020 levels, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public.
Sweden is going all-in for nuclear energy.
Sweden’s government said it aimed to build the equivalent of two new conventional nuclear reactors by 2035 on Thursday to meet surging demand for clean power from industry and transport and was prepared to take on some of the costs.
By 2045 the government wants to have the equivalent of 10 new reactors, some of which are likely to be small modular reactors (SMRs), smaller than conventional reactors.
Energy Minister Ebba Busch said the government was planning a “massive build out” of new nuclear power by 2045.
“It’s decisive for the green transition, for Swedish jobs and at heart for the welfare of our citizens,” she told reporters.
Legal Insurrection readers may recall the chaos on the island nation of Sri Lanka, when the president of that nation had to flee a very unhappy population. In part, the problems at that time stemmed from the country going “green” and resulted in food riots triggered by the lack of produce using ‘climate-friendly’ farming techniques.
Sri Lanka has learned its lesson, at least when it comes to reliable sources of energy.
Sri Lanka will call for expressions of interest (EOI) in setting up nuclear power plants, its energy minister said on Friday, as it seeks cheap electricity to support its economic recovery.
The primary source of energy in the island nation is from imported oil and coal, and hydropower. The government aims to produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and it sees nuclear power as a low-carbon option for its energy mix. It aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.
“The government intends to include the safe use of nuclear energy as a part of the long-term generation plans,” Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said in a post on the X social media platform, after meeting officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Colombo.
The government “will call for EOIs for establishing nuclear power plants & modern technology”, he said.
I am looking forward to the new narratives from our media and elite politicians about the virtues of nuclear energy, after years of demonization.
“Nuclear is 100% part of the solution,” John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate, said at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum last week. “It’s clean energy.”#uranium #nuclear https://t.co/jshtJA1uoa
— Muddy (@MrChris_Timmins) November 15, 2023
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