Nuclear energy is expensive
The cost of developing nuclear energy is heavily subsidized by the tax payer.
The cost of developing renewable energy is directly billed to the consumer.
No fair play. Big utilities want to stay big, want to kill and suppress competition.
It's mere business, you know. That's the way it goes.
So the costs for nuclear energy is hidden, the costs for renewables or open and obvious.
Whatever you do, there will be costs for developing an energy, one way or the other.
We need nuclear energy as we need renewable energies.
What we should avoid as much as possible is burning oil, coal, gas.
It's not nuclear vs. renewable,
it's nuclear & renewables vs. burning oil, coal, gas.
Nuclear energy is far away from being perfect or even being a good solution.
There still needs to be an awful lot done to make nuclear a better and safer source of energy.
Chernobyl no problem, 56 dead people? You gotta be kidding.
On the i5 next to LA right on the coast, there is a nuclear power plan that has been shut down by the government.
Nuclear energy still has to be developed quite a bit.
There are new concepts like the TWR and others but they are far away.
Fusion energy could be a great source of energy, once it does work.
There are new scientific findings
that may help plasma physics finding ways
to control the fusion process much better and make sure the fusion process does not break down*.
Maybe fusion one day is a great solution.
Fission still is an unsolved problem.
Creating energy always had been associated with risk - always. Unfortunately.
No risk - no energy. So nuclear is an option, definitely.
We gotta handle the risks. Acknowledge the risks and handle them.
It's not either or. It's about the mix.
We need to reduce the share of oil, coal, gas in that mix.
That's what it is all about.
The real problem is that oil is huge business. It's not big, it's huge.
And it is centralized. There is a huge power & clout structure in (big) oil.
That's what keeps as back.
So let's develop nuclear (fission and fusion) and renewable.
Push back oil.