Geostrategy of the light bulb (in Spanish)
Alfredo García, @Operadornuclear
Original title: Geoestrategia de la bombilla
Geostrategy of the Light Bulb delves into the science of energy, the ways we have of producing it now and in the future, the ways its extraction, production, and distribution alter the world order, birthing new countries from scratch, generating armed conflict, or closing borders forever. A journey from underground minerals to projects that sound like science fiction, this book explains history and politics from a novel perspective to make us aware of our consumption and the contradictions of the world we live in.
Management of Ageing and Obsolescence of Instrumentation and Control Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants and Related Facilities Through Modernization
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Atomic Energy Agency, 2022
Pages 114 pages, 37 figures
IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NR-T-3.34
Ageing of instrumentation and control (I&C) equipment at nuclear facilities has the potential to degrade mechanisms, which can in turn reduce safety margins and increase operating and maintenance costs. Obsolescence of I&C equipment can compound matters as suitable replacements become difficult to source. In 2019, the IAEA Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control acknowledged that relevant system and strategy guidance was required to implement modern technology at nuclear facilities. The purpose of this publication is to assist Member States in developing strategies to address ageing and obsolescence issues for I&C systems and it provides detail on modernization considerations and information from relevant recent operator experience. An appendix summarizes cable ageing management through condition monitoring, and several annexes describe Member States’ practices and experience with l&C ageing management and modernization.
Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050
Pages 137 pages, 61 figures
The 42nd edition of RDS-1 contains estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050. The publication is organized into world and regional subsections, with global and regional nuclear power projections presented as low and high cases, encompassing the uncertainties inherent in projecting trends.