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Rethinking Nuclear: Can We Change the World’s Cumulative Carbon Emissions Soon Enough?

Joe Lassiter and Ray Rothrock jointly presented a twenty minute talk to Harvard B-school alums on the critical need for large scale nuclear deployment to mitigate climate change. 411 more words

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UCB's Per Peterson on China's advanced nuclear program

In this essential Breakthrough interview Per Peterson summarizes China’s advanced nuclear development – including the US – China collaboration. I think this collaboration is the… 727 more words

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Prospects for U.S. Nuclear Power After Fukushima

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The chairman of one of the largest U.S. nuclear companies recently said that his company would not break ground on a new nuclear plant in the United States until the price of natural gas was more than double today’s level and carbon emissions cost $25 of ton.

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Reddit AMA grills the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering

Members of the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering participated in the Reddit.com Science AMA Series, responding to a large number of largely hostile questions. 2,173 more words

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CERA: Construction costs for new nuclear plants up over 230% since 2000

UPDATE: I have republished this 2008 post and comments to bring it “up front” with our ongoing discussion of new nuclear construction costs. At the end I’ve incorporated the 2008 comments.  922 more words

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CBO Study: Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity

UPDATE: I have republished this 2008 post and comments to bring it “up front” with our ongoing discussion of new nuclear construction costs. At the end I’ve incorporated the 2008 comments. 2,167 more words

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Why did nuclear plant construction costs quadruple from 1972 to 1988?

The short answer is Greenpeace and their cronies such as Friends of the Earth (FOE):

A major source of cost escalation in some plants was delays caused by opposition from well-organized “intervenor” groups that took advantage of hearings and legal strategies to delay construction.

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