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Is 25 billion the cost of the full life-cycle, or "just" construction? I am thinking decommission costs. That cost for GW is not that much...
by cagatacos on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 01:26:33 AM EST
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25 billion euros is only construction costs (counted as baseline costs plus 50% cost overrun), which however dominate the nuclear cost mass. In Sweden decomissioning is financed by a tax on nuclear energy, 0.1-0.2 eurocents per kWh, which are put in a segregated fund which finances decomissioning in its entirety: scrapping the plants, storing the fuel until the deep repository is completed, building the deep repository, and developing the technology needed for all this.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:22:17 AM EST
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