How long will the world's uranium supplies last?

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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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