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And nuclear even more... At least the gas plants are essentially free to build and can be shut down when the price is too low, and coal plants has to pay for coal. Nuclear is more or less 100% fixed costs and have to run 24/7.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Jul 5th, 2013 at 12:23:54 PM EST
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The private sector lacks the institutional will and aptitude to build and operate nukes anyway.

And government-run nukes don't need P&L statements.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Jul 6th, 2013 at 07:38:22 AM EST
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