Misleading – IAEA juggles numbers to give nuclear power a perceived importance on its way through the media landscape. Eva Stegen “ A lie has already run around the earth three times before the truth puts its shoes on. ” Mark Twain did not know lobby organizations in general, nor the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA in particular, but with his famous sentence he described almost exactly what happened in the last week of October. In the midst of the climate and corona crisis, the IAEA chief flies around the globe because his high-risk guild is troubled by the virus. On the other hand, the traveling salesman is on the bizarre mission to promote nuclear power as a climate saver. His current (flight?) Trip took him from Vienna to Berlin. He thought it was a good time to explain to the Germans again that they – together with 164 nations that also do not use nuclear power – are going a supposedly special route. “ Without nuclear power, climate goals are unattainable ”, the Deutschlandfunk copied the assertion of the nuclear lobbyists on Sunday evening. “Absolutely nonsense!” Annoyed Michael Sterner, professor for energy storage and energy systems at the Technical University of Regensburg . “ We have sufficient renewable energy sources regionally, nationally and globally, which are also much cheaper and safer than nuclear energy and leave no nuclear waste behind. “Numerous studies support this conclusion.
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