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Small Modular Reactor update: The fading promise of low-cost power from UAMPS’ SMR | IEEFA

The original target power price for a planned 12-module SMR by UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems) and NuScale Power Corporation was $55 per megawatt-hour (MWh) — Read on ieefa.org/resources/small-modular-reactor-update-fading-promise-low-cost-power-uamps-smr But LNP continue to insist we need to talk about … Continue reading

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France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas | RenewEconomy

than — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/frances-troubled-nuclear-fleet-a-bigger-problem-for-europe-than-russia-gas/ 2023…for French market – the highest in Europe and recently priced at more than €600/MWh – or nearly $A1,000MWh for “baseload”. Who says nuclear is the answer? If so what’s the question?

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China’s cash for UK nuclear plants is in doubt

16 August, 2021 − Cooler Sino-British relations mean China’s cash for UK nuclear plants is at risk − and success at the COP26 climate talks. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/chinas-cash-for-uk-nuclear-plants-is-in-doubt/ Boris in bovver, can’t risk upset China, only substitute front load … Continue reading

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Nuclear legacy, a big costly headache for the future

28 June, 2021 − How do you safely store spent nuclear waste? No-one knows. It’ll be a costly headache for our descendants. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/nuclear-legacy-is-a-costly-headache-for-the-future/ UK early decommissioning of 2nd generation nukes, finances allocated for site rehab, no chance, … Continue reading

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Small may prove beautiful for the nuclear industry |

10 February, 2021 − The nuclear industry in much of the world is struggling to survive. Reverting to small reactors may be its best hope. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/small-may-prove-beautiful-for-the-nuclear-industry/ but no good news here, just review so many delays and … Continue reading

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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

25 November, 2020 – As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/western-europe-cools-on-plans-for-nuclear-power/  ..it is entirely likely that UK nuclear generation will be reduced to  just Sizewell B, with … Continue reading

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Climate policy v. Brexit

Plans for four giant nuclear reactors to be built in England by the French are almost certain to be scrapped because opposition among trade unions in France has hardened since last week’s vote…EDF   “final investment decision” is due in September to … Continue reading

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Renewing renewables

Reply to previous speaker on the show, who insisted that nukes are the only way, here’s a convincing analysis by Prof Mark Diesendorf that renewables are now totally viable. Except for incontinence of political will! >readmore> ABC_RN_Ockham’sRazor

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‘Illegal UK state aid’ probe hits nuclear plans

Recent news about go ahead for new nuclear plant in SW UK looks like it breaks EU competition law, where all different energy sources must compete on the proverbial level playing field. Such enormous investment, with 10 years lead time, … Continue reading

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Disappointing Dick Smith v Tim Flannery

For those who did see Dick Smith and his “ten bucks a litre” on ABC1 last Thursday, wasn’t it a fizzer? Pity he was always telling people about intermittency instead of asking, especially with guys from BZE. >readmore> ClimateProgress

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