giovedì 9 giugno 2011

Nuclear power is expensive and uninsurable

"The world's beleaguered nuclear industry continues to take a battering. The "nuclear renaissance" juggernaut that once seemed unstoppable now appears dead in its tracks.

But it's the sheer cost of nuclear that may overwhelm any industry "renaissance."
The cabinet of Germany's conservative government on Monday voted to take the country out of nuclear permanently by 2022. Not to be outdone on the right, the country's opposition parties say that's not fast enough.

The conservative party in the state of Bavaria has gone even further and says that while it was first in German nuclear power, it will now be first in exiting nuclear. Bavaria, known as the "Texas of Germany" for its conservatism, gets more than 50 percent of its electricity from nuclear energy. 
Little data exists on the actual cost of new nuclear generation [...]". 
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