A UCS-sponsored study of the projected costs of a proposed US nuclear plant illustrates why there are much better energy investments available.
Study finds US grid could quit coal, close a quarter of its nuclear plants and rely on renewables for the bulk of its electricity generation.
The Grattan Institute’s study into Australia’s energy future canvasses seven technologies that could help deliver an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050 – wind, solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, CCS, nuclear and bio-energy. And then there is the grid, and it’s need to be smart and play fair, and not just favour the incumbent coal and gas plants.
The UK government’s Electricity Market Reform bill will usher in a new era of feed-in tariffs for ALL power generation, including new nuclear plants.
The anniversary of Japan’s devastating tsunami should remind us there are low-emissions alternatives to nuclear power that are cheaper and pose much less risk.
While the debate over the safety of nuclear power continues, the fact remains that nuclear is too costly to be a major climate solution.