“Yup increased GHG's for the 2nd year in the row with the third year a sure thing and murdered how many Germans with all that coal air pollution - no problem. Produces lotsa subsidized electricity that has to dumped for free because its never around when needed.”
Andy Hecker on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:05:57
“If you took a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the plan the are working and the complete reinvention of their power grid underway, you'd realize just how ignorant your comment is.
Germany has done more to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pollution than any other industrialized country On This Planet and the best response you've got is to throw lie-covered rocks at them?
“Sovacool is a antinuclear activist with a English diploma whose work has been debunked in numerous places. Try again.
I've given you the actual cost of reactor construction below.- cheaper than gas LCOE. Yes they cost a lot up front but neither of the utilities building them had any trouble raising the funds. Utilities run by corrupt regulators, love gas plants as the cheap gas plants can be built all over the place with the ratepayer stuck to pay for the escalating cost of the gas.If these crooks had to guarantee the price of gas for the life of the plant like nukes in effect do, not a gas plant would be built.”
shockmagog on Oct 27, 2013 at 23:43:27
Who has managed to debunk him? Certainly not Richard Lester, the one in the other link I provided. Besides, I think you have the wrong Sovacool.
2006 -- Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
2005 -- M.S./Graduate Certificates, Science Policy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
2003 -- M.A., Rhetoric, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
2001 -- B.A., Philosophy and Communication Studies, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_K._Sovacool”
Vogtle with $4B in transmission upgrades unrelated to nuke power has marginally increased in cost since work began with nearly all the problems caused by the antinuclear activist that was NRC chairman.
VC Summer is on budget, 50% complete at $4.5B/GW the cheapest form of energy there as proven in sworn testimony under penalty if perjury to South Carolina's regulator. The LCOE of gas was 8 cents a kwh compared to 7 cents for the nuke.
The last 7 Candu's to 2007 were all built on time on budget in 4 years and less for $2B/GW as were all of Japans ABWR's in the last decade.”
20PercentBy2020 on Oct 27, 2013 at 17:10:44
“Southern Nuclear's project to add two new AP1000 reactors at Vogtle is experiencing serious cost control problems which are well-documented in the press and in Southern's reports to the State of Georgia.
The Vogtle expansion project is well on its way towards cancellation in the next three to five years. That was the pattern in the late 1970s with nuclear project cost overruns of the same magnitude that Vogtle expansion is now experiencing, and history is now in the process of repeating itself.”
“The cost of wind and solar coasting on Chinese dumping into collapsing markets has nowhere to go but up. Its unsubsidized cost all in is many times higher than nuclear which is the cheapest energy there is as proven at VCSummer in South Carolina.”
Genders on Nov 2, 2013 at 19:54:56
“BS, going down. Even the USA and Canadian solar panels companies who do not pollute.
It's the nukes that get 100 times the subsidies as solar, and 6 times the total renewables subsidies and 10 times the gov breaks.
Rooftop Solar is the cheapest. That's what summers are proving.”
“Actually nuclear at new plants in South Carolina even though 50% more expensive first of a kinds are cheaper than gas now selling at half its cost of production, and double the cost of the same units in Asia. Units are routinely build in 4 years and less world wide and with modular production that will drop to under 3 years.
America's latest and greatest wind farm to 3 years to build.”
20PercentBy2020 on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:04:14
“For just one example of what is happening in the costs of nuclear construction, the official estimate for the Vogtle plant's expansion in Georgia, two new reactors on an existing plant site, went from $9.5 billion in 2009 to $15.7 billion in 2013.
That's the official estimate. The State of Georgia's project oversight engineer thinks it will go higher still. A price tag of roughly $20 billion would not be unreasonable to predict before the Vogtle expansion project is finished -- assuming it is ever actually finished, which is doubtful.
The Vogtle project is known to be experiencing serious project management problems and continuing schedule delays, the same kinds of management problems the nuclear construction industry was famous for in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Vogtle expansion will probably be cancelled at some point in the next three to five years, as will Sumner. Nuclear cannot compete economically with gas-fired generation, and will have little impact in transforming America's energy future. It is just too expensive and takes too long to build.
Unless we raise the price of all carbon fuels substantially, including the price of natural gas, the United States will soon be covered with carbon fuel pipelines and the landscape papered over with thousands upon thousands of fracking wells.
Raising the price of all carbon fuels substantially is the only practical way to avoid that kind of future. Nothing else will work in the time we have left before a climate tipping point occurs.”
“And you are still making up numbers. NREL has solar at 90 cents a kwh when gas backup, 7 times transmission, and dumping costs are included. VC Summer pl;ant 4 cents when built by public power.”
Genders on Oct 21, 2013 at 19:13:03
“NREL f are under the DOE which is the old atomic energy commission. Where's your link.
I said no storage, grid attached, no dumping, recycled.
50 -80 cents per Wp for the panels.
30 year life.
2$ installed in Germany residential and in the USA for larger commercial rooftops. because residential costs are tripled by gov fees.
30 years * 365 days * 6 hours per day = 65 KWH per Wp.
32 KWH per Dollar of installed solar.
What does that equal? ”
“Actually because at an all in cost of 47 cents a kwh for wind and over 90 for solar they are 100% financed by subsidies. Since wind/solar must be backed up to 100% with low efficiency fast spooling gas plant they actually use more gas than high efficiency gas plants would skipping the wind solar.
Bottom line - they get enormous support from Big Oil lobbyists who own most if not all politicians and media.
With all economies of scale in wind and solar can look forward to annual price increases as Chinese dumping ends.
Because wind and solar require 60 times the steel and concrete per kwh as nuclear building them requires enormous investments in industrial output. It will take years.”
“Don't you guys just love knowing that 50 million people will die from a pollution in the time between the 10 years it would take to do a fossil to nuke conversion like France did 40 years ago and the alice in wonderland 40 years it will take to do it with renewables. But heck saving the earth from that football field worth of nuke waste buried underground at WIPP's makes it their certain demise a worthwhile sacrifice doesn't it.”
mairs on Oct 20, 2013 at 13:07:15
“But why have renewables overtaken nuclear in the US as far as production of power, and yet nuclear is characterized as essential by some and renewables as a pipe dream? In the real-world that isn't true any longer. In some markets renewable energy is cheaper than nuclear, and they will only get even more competitive over time. You can't say that about nuclear.”
“Actually France went from zero to 80% nuke in a little over ten years. Bradford has no professional qualifications in and knows nothing about nuclear power,”
goodwillsf on Oct 10, 2013 at 02:52:00
“France also nuclear bomb tested Polynesia to toxic smithereens and illegally sank a boat in New Zealand, and kept poor NIger a corrupt client state for decades to access their colonial uranium mines all for their misguided efforts at retaining geopolitical power with nukes, pure francophone evil”
Miranda Wrietz on Oct 10, 2013 at 00:02:57
“BWAAHAHA, oh I just LOVE it.
ANOTHER ad hom. All you industry SHILLS use the SAME playbook.
Peter A. Bradford is a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a former chair of the Maine and New York utility commissions . No SMALL accomplishment cupcake. I guess you are STATING (with a STRAIGHT FACT) that members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission "knows nothing about nuclear power," You realize how stupid that is? http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/organization/commission/former-commissioners/bradford.html
I wonder if YOUR qualifications can match those Booby.
Another logical FALLACY debunked. What is the NEXT the LIE that no one died in a nuclear accident?”
“Gunderson is not certified by any state licensing body as a professional engineer. Most of his working career his taught high school.”
mairs on Oct 10, 2013 at 19:42:28
“Wow, more lies.”
Thomas Rowe on Oct 10, 2013 at 09:37:14
“Go read his bio.how many degrees do you have on this subject?Have you run a nuke plant? How many patents do you have? Papers that you have written, not cut and paste?”
Fred Stender on Oct 9, 2013 at 23:55:49
“Thats great, because the hardest part of the PE exam is when you pass and they scoop out the area of the brain that holds your common sense.”
Miranda Wrietz on Oct 9, 2013 at 23:49:34
“>Gunderson is not...BLAH BLAHB LBAH<
Ah right, you mean the GUY who IS a licensed reactor operator? LOL, sure cupcake, he teaches HS. He is the MOST HATED whistleblower in the industry. Unlike a great majority of anti-nuclear activists, Gundersen has a master's degree in nuclear engineering, which he obtained in 1972 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as a reactor operator's license from the U.S. Atomic Energy Comission (the predecessor of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission).
Are you WATCHING HuffPo readers? This is STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for industry shills. Attack someone's credibility, NOT the facts. Also called the AD HOM logical FALLACY.”
“Actually nukes have no subsidies at all. The UCS which is not a union of scientists at all mixes weapons subsidies with power.”
ThinkCreeps on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:44:00
“What does "loan guarantee" and "liability cap" mean in your pink-skied world?”
Miranda Wrietz on Oct 10, 2013 at 00:07:34
“BWAAHAHAHA ... Oh my god now that is a NEW LIE. Got a SOURCE for that one cupcake?
Oh and NOTHING EVER to the POINT. Only ad homs of the SOURCES. Exact SOP of the paid shill.
Here is my SOURCE. For those of YOU interested in FACTS. This industry shill is going to just DISCOUNT the source, without a SHRED of evidence to DISPROVE it.
Federal loan guarantees. Authorized under Title 17 of the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005, federal loan guarantees are the largest construction subsidy for new, investor-owned reactors, effectively shifting the costs and risks of financing and building a nuclear plant from investors to taxpayers.
“While windmills kill lotsa birds just as building's do they are particularly deadly to the big raptors like eagles. Note that pretty well all logging was stopping on the west coast to protect one bird - the spotted owl. Why have these windmills wiping entire populations of raptors been allowed to operate. Answer - Big Oil and its wholly owned subsidiary Big Green have a lot more money than timber companies to buy off politicians and media always ready to sell out their country.”
“Actually real science peer reviewed and published in reputable journal, shows levels outside the Fuku plant gate, never came close to what locals live with daily in long cancer areas of Brazil and India. The evacuations were and still are promoted by the corrupt Big Oil owned politicians that caused the accident in the first place.”
Telemachus on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:40:55
“There you go using the past tense again. It's not over.
You people sound like demented color commentators at a football game: "Well, the opening kickoff is about to come down somewhere in Ravens territory, and it looks like this game is going to end up as a scoreless tie."”
idyl on Sep 7, 2013 at 21:44:12
“Any sources for this ... or just made up statements and distraction?
“Do you ever stop making this stuff up?. Store it at WIPPS, Cost is .1 cent a kwh ALl the world nuke waste would fit on a football field. Burn it in a molten salt reactor. Whats left would't fill a stadium locker.
Compare that to the thousands of cubic miles of deady toxic forever waste from end of like solar panels in any solar scheme.”
idyl on Sep 7, 2013 at 21:59:49
“You don't seem to know anything about nuclear waste storage. Maybe you can begin by telling us what WIPP is an acronym for, and it's status as a waste repository for high level waste.”
Kenz300 on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:48:15
“So why are all the nuclear plants around the country storing more and more nuclear waste at their facilities every year.......”
“he actual cost of wind power is 15 cents a kwh based on the last large wind build at Shepherds flat in a market set by massive Chinese dumping. To that we need to 8 cents a kwh for the cost of 5 times sized wind transmission plant (per New England ISO) and 10 cents for gas backup and 8 cents for the cost of dumping wind power as it is seldom around when needed (Ontario Auditor Generals report). Add a buck a kwh for storage if we want to replace gas.