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> I love the idea of nuclear, but it just hasn’t worked out. Solar and wind already are cheaper than anything else out there, and they are still regularly falling in cost. We can invest our money better elsewhere.

You should not compare raw prices but what's required to use it for an actual load, those figures look pretty different.

Intermittent renewables are making less than 5% of our primary energy today. At scale, the intermittency problem becomes significant because you have to build all this storage. The energy required to build the storage reduces the total Energy Return on Investment below what is necessary to sustain industrialized civilization. Nuclear EROI is about 50:1, well into the safe range.


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