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>Most power plants we use today can't deliver baseload cost effectively if you add in the externalized costs of climate change.

Like it or not tacking on the cost of climate change to power generation is so far from current reality that adding that hypothetical constraint is meaningless. The people making these decisions have real tangible costs that matter right now that they will prioritize in their comparison.

I'm not so sure about this. I wouldn't be surprised to see European countries introducing carbon taxes soon.

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