11 Jun '12, 7pm

Japan: Ignorance and/or Dishonesty of “Energy Experts”

We need to be careful to make a distinction here, new nuclear is most certainly not economically competitive. The rosiest cost estimates are $3,000/Kw, which is exactly where solar is today, however all the new nuclear plants currently in construction are seeing cost overruns of 50-100% meaning actual costs are closer to $6,000/Kw. Of course nuclear has a 6 year time from planning to commissioning whereas solar is closer to 0.5-1 year, this means that nuclear is competing with solar economics in ~5 years time not today’s which are already competitive. This is a different discussion, here we are talking about the economics of running a fully constructed and commissioned nuclear plant vs constructing alternatives. I have little doubt it IS cheaper to run the plants that are already there, nuclear is capital intensive but running costs are relatively low and they rely on runn...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/11/japan-ignorance-andor...

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