Friday, January 15, 2016

Olsen: Nuclear shouldn't be the future of energy | Journal Times

...New nuclear is prohibitively expensive. They are trying to finish two new reactors at Vogtle in Georgia. It will be at least $18 billion. Here is the real cost data from Vogtle. Vogtle will double or triple the cost ratepayers pay if the plant ever starts up, but since they are already billing ratepayers during construction, they are on the hook, even if it doesn't start up...

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...The $18 billion Vogtle plant could be replaced with solar PV for the cost of around $4 billion. Why have so many been blinded by science, the lure of the sexy science of nuclear, which was founded on lies out of the gate, and is even more so when we see the massive costs necessary to make new nuclear even "pretty safe?"
complete: Olsen: Nuclear shouldn't be the future of energy

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