Energy Defense Council, coal

6:40 p.m., September 1, 2022

1 – Energy: Macron convenes a defense council…

Usually, the Defense and National Security Council (CDSN), as its name suggests, is devoted to military or security issues. In 2020, its scope, against the backdrop of the Covid crisis, had been extended to health issues. With international tensions and the energy crisis, the one being held Friday morning at the Elysee Palace will address a new subject for him: the country’s gas and electricity supply. This file is strategic, advances the Elysée, to justify the use of this restricted format of meeting of the executive: Tuesday, the Russian giant Gazprom announced the total suspension of its deliveries to the French Engie. It is also a question of making the French aware of the issue of energy sobriety, before the launch this autumn of a communication campaign on this theme. This particular format allows, incidentally, to re-stage an Emmanuel Macron as a warlord, personally taking care of the vital interests of the nation. This choice obviously did not convince the opposition, who already castigated at the time of the health crisis this format deemed undemocratic and not very transparent. Several right-wing voices, but also the president of the National Rally group in the Assembly, Marine Le Pen, are calling for a parliamentary debate on these subjects.

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2 -… and Scholz goes back to coal

It is a meeting that will be very scrutinized across the Rhine. On Friday, Olaf Scholz meets the presidents of the coal-producing regions of eastern Germany. Faced with the risk of an energy crisis this winter, and in the context of a drastic drop in Russian gas deliveries, the Social Democratic Chancellor had authorized the restarting of 27 coal-fired power stations in June, for a limited period, although that this method of production is very polluting. A decision that sounds like a disavowal for the ruling coalition, in which the Greens participate. Especially since the revival of production is proving to be laborious. In some plants, restarting is difficult or even impossible due to technical problems, lack of manpower or raw materials.

3 – India inaugurates its first 100% Indian aircraft carrier on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the launching ceremony of the first of his aircraft carriers to be entirely designed and manufactured in India on Friday, which places this nuclear power in the very closed club of the nine other operational naval powers in the world.
The Vikrant, named after India’s first aircraft carrier acquired from the UK in the 1960s, was built at the Cochin shipyards in the southwestern tip of the country. It will be able to carry up to 26 Mig-29 fighters and 10 transport and surveillance helicopters. 262 meters long and equipped with a springboard take-off system, unlike French or American aircraft carriers, it is powered by gas turbines.
For the nationalist and conservative government of Prime Minister Modi, this aircraft carrier, which joins a second of Russian manufacture, is the signal of the capacity of the second most populous country in the world to be able to control the development of a defense industry. autonomous. Its great strategic rival, China, already has two aircraft carriers and a third is under construction.

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4 – The day of the “Lord”

Return to Middle-earth with Jeff Bezos’ $1 billion bet (for five seasons). The Rings of Powerthe long-awaited series derived from the saga of Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson, arrives tomorrow on Prime Video, with two first episodes. This first season of 8 episodes takes place several thousand years before the novels of JRR Tolkien (and the films) for an almost unprecedented plot, so far told only in snippets in the appendices of the books. We nevertheless recognize the elf Galadriel and we will witness the creation of the different rings, until the great battle which will see the evil Sauron lose his. A spectacular show that divides! across the Atlantic, if Entertainment Weekly describes the series as disaster », most of the other media are positive: variety salute a film-like storytelling », RollingStone Talk about ” irresistible characters », HollywoodReporter nuance in speaking of a series ” technically impressive “but whose first episode” patina in exhibition scenes “. If the philosophical-metaphysical dialogues slow down the rhythm at the start, the JDD rather enjoyed this epic and dense series which should appeal to fans of the saga.

5 – Deauville on American time

The 48th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival kicks off on Friday, which runs until September 11 and offers around fifty films from the United States. The festival, chaired by French director Arnaud Desplechin, focuses on emerging independent authors selected in competition (13 grand prize contenders), thus positioning the event as the French Sundance. As for the previews, we are waiting for the biopic on Marilyn Monroe, Blonde hairby Andrew Dominik, based on the bestseller by Joyce Carol Oates, with the revelation Ana de Armas (on Netflix September 28); Armageddon Time, by James Gray, an autobiographical account of his childhood, with Anthony Hopkins; or Call Jane, with Sigourney Weaver, on abortion. Olivia Wilde will present Don’t Worry Darling, with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, preceded by a phenomenal buzz. A tribute will be paid to actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), passed behind the camera to When You Finish Saving the World, starring Julianne Moore. Without forgetting Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, who is presenting her first feature film, war pony

It makes us happy: Food waste prevention explained to children

Good reflexes are learned from school, including when it comes to food waste. In this new school year, the application Too Good to Go renews its educational program for young schoolchildren to teach them the small gestures of everyday life. This free kit, made up of board games, playful posters and various activities around the fight against food waste, has already been downloaded online by 3,000 schools, benefiting nearly 95,000 children. Each year, 10 million tonnes of food are wasted along the food chain and a French person throws away an average of 50 kilos of food per year (29 kilos at home, 21 kilos in restaurants), according to data from the Agence de environment and energy management (Ademe). While the French State has committed to halving food waste by 2030, Too Good to Go intends, through this awareness program supported by the Ministry of National Education, to educate the citizens of tomorrow .

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