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April 16, 2011

Nextbigfuture shaping the energy debate as even Greenpeace cites death per twh

Greenpeace discussed deaths and energy technologies and cited Nextbigfuture. Nextbigfutures articles on deaths per twh are shaping the debate of those who are pro-nuclear and anti-nuclear.

The wind power fatalities per unit of energy was reported to be twice as that of nuclear in Germany in 2000 (IEA 2002). In this chart above, we use the figure of 0.15 per TWh copied from the Next Big Future blog. It is probably safe to assume that in past decade, due to significant upscaling of energy output per one wind turbine, as well as maturing of the technology, the fatality ratio has substantially further decreased
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