bfouraker Wrote:
Jan 27, 2013 10:20 AM
This article is great and uses numbers to show that renewables are not cost effective without substantial government subsudies. I have two coments on the facts in the article: Regarding wood burning stoves: In addition to tree stealing, burning wood or coal, even in a high efficency stove, as opposed to obtaining electricity for heat from a power plant creates about 30 times as much pollution (mostly suspended particulates). Modern power plants must meet strict pollution guidelines. The second is the cost of nuclear is not nearly $0.111 per Kwh. If an 1100 MWe nuclear plant is built the cost is about $8 billion, adding fuel, prsonnel, O&M and decommissioning and disposal the cost at the transmission point is about $.093 per Kwh.