Why Nuclear May Not Be The Answer To Oil Shortages


If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would like.

The big issue I see is that nuclear power plants have a very long life. They are now being planned for a lifetime of 60 years. When one adds time for building and decommissioning, plants under consideration today may be finally wrapping up operations in 2080. The problem is that

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