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[en] Highly visible on the approach to Grenoble from Lyon, the 280,000 square-metre European Synchrotron Radiation Facility site is fast becoming a prominent local landmark. Based on a series of studies (dating from 1977) and on the detailed preparative work of the ESRF team, the first set of buildings is approaching completion on-site. Elsewhere throughout Europe the manufacture of machine components is reaching the final stages
[en] This document is about the evaluation of the energy sector in Burkina Faso. It reports about the main issues of energy: poverty of the households, the lack of fund to finance the sector, desertification...The main resources of energy are firewood, fuel and electricity. The energy needs of Burkina Faso are related to the cooking of food, with liquid fuels intended for the railway transport and fuels used in industry and for the production of electricity. With regard to the transport sector, there is currently no possibility of substitution for the fuel, except the use of ethanol diluted in the gasoline. At the industrial level, agro-industrial, bagasse and the other residues constitute right now the independent source of energy for the production of industrial heat as well as for that of electricity. For the public network of electricity supply, the production rests exclusively on diesel power stations. Regarding the immense needs for its populations in energy, Burkina has only very limited resources. The biomass used for domestic needs cannot continuously ensure the households with the necessary energy supply for food cooking. As for the agro-industrial residues, they cannot reduce the industrial consumption of fuels. There are also hydraulic resources whose conscientious exploitation could contribute to decrease the fuel consumption in terms of electricity. In sum, it would be necessary to improve the regulation as regards firewood supply, to promote the use of improved hearths with wood, to plan the fuel supplies and to assist the SONABEL in the electric production capacities reinforcement of its fuel-based power stations
[fr]Ce document traite de l evaluation du secteur de l energie au Burkina. Il fait etat des principaux problemes energetiques : pauvrete des menages, manque de financement dans le secteur, desertification... Les principales ressources energetiques sont le bois de feu, les produits petroliers et l electricite. Les besoins energetiques du Burkina sont lies a la cuisson des aliments, aux combustibles liquides destines aux transports routier et ferroviaire et aux combustibles utilises dans l industrie et pour la production de l electricite. En ce qui concerne le secteur des transports, il n existe a present aucune possibilite de substitution aux produits petroliers, hormis l utilisation de l ethanol dilue dans l essence. Au niveau industriel la bagasse et les autres residus agro- industriels constituent d ores et deja la principale source d energie tant pour la production de chaleur industrielle que pour celle de l electricite. Pour le reseau public d'alimentation en electricite, la production repose exclusivement sur des centrales diesel. Face donc aux immenses besoins de ses populations en energie, le Burkina ne dispose que de ressources tres limitees. La biomasse utilisee a des fins domestiques ne peut continuellement assurer aux menages, l approvisionnement energetique necessaire a la cuisson des aliments. Quant aux residus agro- industriels, ils ne peuvent reduire la consommation industrielle de produits petroliers. Il y a aussi les ressources hydrauliques dont l'exploitation judicieuse pourrait contribuer a diminuer la consommation de fuel pour la production de l electricite. En somme, il faudrait ameliorer la reglementation en matiere d approvisionnement en bois de feu, promouvoir l utilisation des foyers a bois ameliores, planifier les approvisionnements en produits petroliers et assister la SONABEL dans le renforcement des capacites de production electrique de ses centrales au fuel
[en] This reports the contents of the 21st annual nuclear energy meeting in Japan, which are reports about an entry in other countries and Korea, schedule of Korean participant, program and the contents of the five sessions. It also lists reports the 7th PBNC and the 2nd steering committee meeting and conference for PNC foundation, a report of investigation of public relation in Japan and list for contacted people and data for taking over.
[en] This book shows energy situation in recent years, which includes reserves of energy resource in the world, crude oil production records in OPEC and non OPEC, supply and demand of energy in important developed countries, prospect of supply and demand of energy and current situation of energy conservation in developed countries. It also deals with energy situation in Korea reporting natural resources status, energy conservation policy, measurement for alternative energy, energy management of Korea, investment in equipment and public education for energy conservation.
[en] World has become sensitive to the security of energy supply after experiencing oil crises and has given priority to the policies directed at developing alternatives to oil, notably coal, natural gas, and nuclear as well as encouraging rational use of energy and guiding the advent of new energy saving technologies. Nuclear energy is produced by the use of complicated technological facilities as well as uranium. Although immense technological effort was devoted before it has become widely used, the commercialization of this energy has opened a new way to assure stable supply of energy through the possession of technology, in addition to the classical way through the possession of natural resources. This is an important option to the countries like Japan which endowed almost no significant amount of natural energy resources except solar, use of which also depends on the progress in the related technology. Nuclear energy is considered as a semi-domestic source of energy in Japan and expected to account for growing share of total energy supply in coming years. Expecting that the 21st century will be a century of plutonium, technology bases for the stable nuclear energy supply system based on plutonium are under development. Prerequisite for the accomplishment of this role is the assurance of safety and public acceptance. Efforts are concentrated on further improvement of the plant technology, training and education of the personnel involved, and safety measures installed, without being content with the current excellent record of operation. Furthermore, a number of leading R and D projects are promoted aggressively with a view to pursue new possibility of nuclear energy. These R and D expected to bring about various spillover in other industries and lead the development of science and engineering in general
[en] The provisional data available indicate that Italy's total primary energy demand Increased in 1987 by 3.8% (see table 1) as compared to a GNP Increase in real terms of 2.7%. Oil and natural gas consumption registered a growth of 4% and 11.3% respectively compared to the 1986 levels. Primary electricity (hydro-geo and nuclear) decreased by 18% due essentially to a total lack of nuclear contribution. Net electricity import increased by 4.5%. It should be noted that the Italian energy dependence on external primary sources has continued at the very high level of 81% being the highest among the industrialized countries
[en] The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The third conference on Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics will be held in Rockport, Maine, US, from 14-19 May. As with previous meetings in the series, it will stress cooperation between particle and nuclear physics in science, technology and facilities. Isidor Isaac Rabi died in January. In addition to his significant scientific contributions, he was an eloquent communicator of the values of science and played a leading role in the creation of major scientific Laboratories
[en] Several major events that preceded the Secretary's decision to restructure DOE's management of its nuclear facilities were identified. The proposed restructuring plan, in concept, is designed to set in place an oversight framework, which will provide confidence in DOE's ability to operate its nuclear facilities in a safe manner. Further, on the basis of the previous work in this area as well as other independent studies, several issues were identified that may affect the success of the proposed restructuring plan
[en] Forsmark NPP is situated 100 miles north of Stockholm on the east coast. The plant has 3 units of about 1 000 MWe each. The annual net production is about 16% of the Swedish electric power consumption. Forsmark was the only Swedish nuclear power plant not yet operating at all at the time of te nuclear power referendum in 1980. The neighbourhood of Forsmark means a radius of about 50 miles from the station, which means about 100 000 inhabitants, including a lot of summer house owners. The first building in use in Forsmark 1973 - seven years before operation start - was a visitors center. Since then 400 000 people have visited Forsmark. The visitors programmes are the most important activities towards the Swedes. To let visitors into a reactor hall balcony, a few meters above the high level waste close to the reactor, is a good way to explain the nuclear power. Many visitors also feel privileged when they together with their friends are able to investigate the radiation protection monitors, where the Chernobyl disaster was detected for the first time outside the Soviet Union in April 1986. Since 1983 both positive and negative aspect of reactor operation are advertised. Data related to electricity supply availability, employment, radiation doses of the employees, radioactive release into air and sea, operational problems, events etc. are all published by the operator in the local newspapers quarterly. The experience is that negative publicity, based on authority reports has decreased. It was found that the most important for the owner/operator is to have the initiative all the time. Similar to Oskarshamn Power Group Forsmark edits a magazine - Forsmarks Tidning - twice a year since 1980, the year of operation start. The magazine is distributed to about 65.000 homes, to authorities, politicians, employees, private companies, etc. About 50% of the neighbours read the magazine. This is considered as success. Through the years of operation of Forsmark it was founds that the relations with the local newspapers journalists are more valuable and important than other media relations at all. It was concluded from the surveys that neighbours rely on Forsmark - even more than they trust the authorities in regard to nuclear power information. That was also proven on the 'Chernobyl day' in Forsmark when - for the first six hours - most people thought something terrible had happened in Forsmark ..
[en] The inevitable growth in the world's population and the need for a reasonable standard of living for all nations will drive the demand for energy to much higher levels than the world has yet experienced. A radical improvement in energy efficiency and conservation could limit the global annual demand to 100 GJ per person. consumption of North America. With the developing nations achieving a standard of living commensurate with this level, the global energy demand would increase by a factor of 2.5 to 1000 EJ per year. Concern over the impact of CO2 emissions on global warming will likely lead to an international consensus on some reduction in the use of fossil fuels. To maintain environmental sustainability, all nations of the world would need to limit their fossil fuel consumption, particularly those in North America and Europe. Other energy sources will play an important role in all regions. However, the main burden is likely to fall upon nuclear energy as an essential element of the total energy supply. The danger eliminated while sustaining global development if the governments of the world commit to the use of nuclear power on a global scale. The industrial intrastucture can be put in place for such a major international program. A more difficult question is the availability of the necessary financing. On a global scale the financial requirement is within the range of current military expenditures. However, it is clear that not all the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America will be able to finance their own needs. A new international cooperative program will be necessary. The needed change in energy patterns is dramatic and will take time to implement. The change should be underway by the beginning of the next century. Otherwise the world faces the prospect of environmental disaster and social disruption as the nations struggle to improve their living standards through the increased use of fossil fuels. The role of nuclear power in providing the energy for global sustainable development is a topic that is of profound importance to the world. Any discussion must include a review of the global energy situation today, examination of distribution, and finally an assessment of the options for meeting the energy needs of that population