The Flawed Economics of Nuclear Power

The Green Changemakers

The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. Lovins and Imran Sheikh put the cost of electricity from a new nuclear power plant at 14¢ per kilowatt hour and that from a wind farm at 7¢ per kilowatt hour. If all the costs of generating nuclear electricity are included in the price to consumers, nuclear power is dead in the water. One of the risks of nuclear power is a catastrophic accident like the one at Chernobyl in Russia. [link] Lester R.

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Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Moreover, the problem is not only the depletion of these fuels, but also many environmental and social issues related such as environmental pollution, climate change, oil wars… Nuclear power cannot be a favourable alternative because of safety and security challenges of the unsolved nuclear waste problem and the nightmare of nuclear weapon proliferation. Every society needs energy to power their social and economic activities. Wind-power Wind is air in motion.