0 Likes

Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Czech Republic
Oh boy, is this place in the news lately! (March 2008 A.D.) First for the protests from nearby Austrians, who do not want it in their backyard.

Now, the Czech Republic is going to change from being a net energy exporter to being a net energy purchaser, within the next ten years. The President favors nuclear energy, seeing at as an inevitable non-decision to use it.

The major electric companies speak of "long term coal supplies" as those that will provide another 50 years of coal. They're buying those up in the Ukraine, and still building new coal fired power plants. (????)

What else have we got? Russian oil and gas, solar, wind power, biomass furnaces, and hydroelectric plants. Stay tuned...

View More »

Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4200x2100
Hochgeladen: 04/09/2008
Aktualisiert: 02/06/2014
Angesehen:

...


Tags: landmark
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Jeffrey Martin
Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Jeffrey Martin
Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Jeffrey Martin
Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Jeffrey Martin
Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
Atila Bezdan
Hněvkovice dam, Lock, Vltava River
Pavel Flora
Tyn Nad Vltavou Place
Sergey Fedoskin
Becice
Ondra Svoboda
Early spring afternoon on Nuzovsky kopec
Petr Prager
Hluboká nad Vlt.
Atila Bezdan
Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou
Takács István
Panorama
Gil Frei
Bridge by the Lagoon Saloon, Bali
Шубкин Сергей
Воскресения Христова над северными воротами
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
New York City Tribute In Light - September 11, 2006
Alejandro Ahumada
Railroad bridge over the Nazas river
Martin Broomfield
Prambanan Temple, Java
Mark de Graaf
Tulip Fileds of Holland
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tanger ruins by the sea
Pascal Moulin
L'église monolithe et la place des Créneaux de Saint-Emilion - France
Michele Volpicella
Pedra da Macumba!! Rio de Janeiro
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
New York City Ground Zero - World Trade Center site on September 11, 2007
Bo de Visser
Library Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Oldest museum in the Netherlands
vasinbkk
Mueng Bolan Chinese Temple
Jeffrey Martin
Rožmberk nad Vltavou - Castle and Village - 5
Jeffrey Martin
Outside the dentist
Jeffrey Martin
Pohorelec - Strahovsky Klaster
Jeffrey Martin
Vystaviste 2
Jeffrey Martin
Img 0828 Img 0831 4 Images
Jeffrey Martin
Group 31 Img 2832 Img 2836 5 Images
Jeffrey Martin
Img 2933 Img 2935 3 Images
Jeffrey Martin
Paris at Night
Jeffrey Martin
Group 7 Img 2710 Img 2714 5 Images
Jeffrey Martin
Prague Aerial Panorama Photo: Na Valech / K Brusce - 50 meters up
Jeffrey Martin
Terrorism Billboard
Jeffrey Martin
The Town Hall at Old Town Square - 2
More About Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.Text by Steve Smith.