Nuclear powerplants have to go offline in France and Germany due to the heatweave

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Oh boy...
the river water is already so hot that several nuclear power plants had to be shut down.
This affects 8% (sic!) of France nuclear power generation capacity.

please find attached the link to the Reuters article
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-electricity-heatwave/heatwave-to-affect-french-nuclear-power-generation-beyond-july-26-edf-idUSKCN1UK0HR

In Germany also one nuclear power plant had to go offline but due to the heatwave solar power production is also at its max.. so no big problem..
but it just once again shows you effects of global warming you would have not dreamed of..

Not only is the river water hot.. rivers also have very low water levels..
last year's heatwave stopped any heavy cargo shipping on the river Rhine for several weeks... hence the big chemical giant BASF was not able to get all feedstock to its huge plant and also could not ship products out...

it's getting more and more crazy...


(yes I can see that this is a very dirty coal power plant.. but I like the picture.. ;-) )

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Truly this is a super-unexpected (for me, anyway) side effect of climate change. It is not only getting insane, it IS insane. Just the degree increasing. Never before has clean solar energy been more viable nor more needed.


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Wow thats crazy. I heard it was super hot in France and other parts of Europe right now. Thats not great for me personally, im actually going to France next week. So I'm hoping that it cools down lol.

Hi @solarwarrior

Germany and France enjoy great and well maintained infrastructure and yet still are facing some real challenges.

I wonder how 3rd world countries are dealing with similar problems.

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