Australian news, and some related international items

Dismal future for nuclear power: small nuclear reactors a false hope

“Overall, in terms of the cost of power, new nuclear is clearly losing to wind and photovoltaics,”

More recently, the nuclear industry has been promising a technological renaissance through small modular reactors (SMRs). But “the industry is actually selling PowerPoint reactors, not detailed engineering,”

“if you look at nuclear power, it’s not only the most expensive, but it’s by far the slowest.” With even French nuclear giant EDF bidding against its own legacy technology to supply lower-cost solar projects, “do we really have to discuss what the future is or where this goes?”


October 19, 2020 - Posted by | General News

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