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Isn’t nuclear power just too expensive?

Today’s reactors are large scale, long-term construction projects requiring very large up front capital costs. This, more than any other factor, has inhibited the further expansion of nuclear power around the world. But does that have to be the case?

Why not just use less energy?

It’s anticipated that global energy demand will double, or perhaps even triple, by mid century. For a bunch of good reasons outlined here, it is unrealistic to imagine that overall energy demand can be reduced within the timeframe in which we need to tackle climate change.

If Germany can do it, why cant we?

After 20 years of intense effort in building out its wind and solar capacity, with enormous and ultimately unsustainable government subsidies, Germany now gets about 5% of its electricity from solar and a little over 7% from wind.

Atomic cocktails

After 900 explosions over 40 years, the nuclear test-ban treaty put an end to the most bizarre tourist spectacle in recent history. We have not always been so frightened of the scintillating atom – even when we have had very good reason to be.