‘Costly and unavailable’: Report condemns nuclear power

Nuclear power is more expensive in EU member states than renewables, according to the latest edition of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

One of the report’s key findings was that switching to nuclear power would emit more carbon per year than renewables because the plants take between five and 17 years longer to build than utility-scale solar or onshore wind power. 

During the wait, existing fossil-fueled plants emit far more CO2, the report found.  

“Protecting climate requires avoiding the most carbon at the least cost,” said expert Amory Lovins, an energy expert who contributed to the report.

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