26 Mar '12, 1pm

Nuclear Power Too Expensive, French Court Finds

Nuclear Power Too Expensive, French Court Finds

“Overall, the Court estimates that a megawatt-hour of nuclear power made in France costs around 49.5 euros. As French daily Figaro reported , the costs entailed for additional safety requirements in reaction to the disaster in Fukushima will probably increase that price by another 10 percent to around 54 euros. The paper also points out that the estimation of 49.5 euros is more than 10 euros greater than what the Champsaur Commission estimated a year before; based on that estimate, the price of power was set at 42 euros per megawatt-hour, roughly a sixth below the apparent actual cost estimated by the Court of Auditors.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/26/nuclear-power-too-exp...

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