How long will the world's uranium supplies last?

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    How long will the world's uranium supplies last?: Scientific American
     
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    The problem with nuclear is the cost. Right now, nuclear costs as more as solar. And that is a lot.


    Comparative electrical generation costs - SourceWatch

    On May 13, 2008, the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission released a comparison of the costs of of new generating capacity from various sources. The analysis for the comparison was prepared by Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., a consulting firm that prepares studies for utilities, governmental regulators, law firms, and non-profit agencies.[1] These estimates include firming resource costs.

    Busbar cost in cents per kilowatt-hour in 2008 dollars:

    Coal:

    Coal Supercritical: 10.554
    Coal Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC): 11.481
    Coal IGCC with Carbon Capture & Storage (IGCC with CCS): 17.317
    Alternatives:

    Biogas: 8.552
    Wind: 8.910
    Gas Combined Cycle: 9.382
    Geothermal: 10.182
    Hydroelectric: 10.527
    Concentrating solar thermal (CSP): 12.653
    Nuclear: 15.316
    Biomass: 16.485
     
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    Thank God the US Navy does not let the EPA and EnviroMarxists set the rules for ship building or we'd never have the nuclear powered Navy that we do
     
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    Hmmm......... Frank, that ranks right up there with your hollow moon for rational statements.
     

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