“Nuclear power is an important source of low-carbon electricity and heat that can contribute to achieving carbon neutrality and thus mitigating climate change,”said Olga Algayerova, UNESCO’s executive secretary.
“we are just kidding ourselves” if we compete on the international stage without it. “We have to use what we already have”
There are over 60 nuclear power plants under construction in 15 countries. More than half the world has access to some electricity generated by nuclear power. The United States generates about 30% of the world’s nuclear energy. If we want to have a large baseload of electricity.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to build new kind of nuclear reactor in WyomingThis article is more than 1 month oldThe project in Wyoming – the country’s top coal-producing state – is a small advanced reactor with salt-based storage that could boost output. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/03/bill-gates-warren-buffett-new-nuclear-reactor-wyoming-natrium
Why is it that the French enjoy power prices half those suffered in Germany? Au!
Germany now suffers Europe’s highest power prices? And equally wind power-obsessed, Denmark is right behind it? If wind and solar power are so cheap, then why is it that they pay most?
The French obtain around 75% of their electricity from nuclear power plants.
Spiraling power prices in Denmark, Germany, South Australia, and now US States with any significant wind power capacity – is James Taylor on to something, perhaps?
Could it really be that a generation source that receives mandated taxpayer and power consumer subsidies, that guarantee prices 3-4 times that paid to conventional generators, is causing retail power prices to increase?
Is it faintly possible that that same generation source – which can only ever be delivered to the grid at crazy, random intervals; requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time with either spinning reserve held by base-load generators; or with insanely expensive fast-start-up Open Cycle Gas Turbines, which cost a fortune to run – might result in price spikes when it disappears for hours and days on end leaving grid managers no other option than to pay through the nose for peaking power to keep the lights on?
Never let the facts and evidence in the way of a great story – just like their compatriots in the US – the Clean Energy Council are working overtime to turn night into day – and are now claiming that South Australia’s skyrocketing retail power prices have nothing at all to do with its insane rush into wind power.
Suspicious we may be, but as they say: “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck.”