05 Aug '11, 8pm

Nuclear vs Renewable Energy Infographic

I’m sorry, but this is one of the most poorly executed infographics I’ve come across in a long time. The most glaring issue I have is with the cost per kWh especially for coal and oil. These costs really need to be calculated without federal subsidies. Since each energy source gets different amounts of subsidies, it skews the price shown. If you take away all subsidies, wind and solar are about the same price as coal. This shows them to be 4x more expensive. Also, it is a myth that solar can only be used in sunny areas. I’m not sure what the author is referring to with the “special mirrors are required.” My guess is they are referring to concentrated solar arrays that gather more light and focus them into a smaller receptor, but not all solar energy works like that. There is PV, solar heating and solar hot water (the latter of which doesn’t produce electricity, but decreas...

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