Friday, November 16, 2007

The Heritage Foundation on Nuclear Energy

Jack Spencer of the Heritage Foundation has published a pair of papers that should make your reading list. First, read Congress Should Not Overlook Benefits of Nuclear Energy, then take a look at Competitive Nuclear Energy Investment: Avoiding Past Policy Mistakes.

Thanks to Rod Adams for the pointers.

2 comments:

bw said...

Power up rating of existing reactors is already approved to add 4GW of nuclear power. This will add about 30 billion kwh of electricty.
By 2017 another 8GW could be added. This is 90 billion kwh total. A 12% increase from the current 790 billion kwh.

wind in 2006 was 32 billion kwh.

the Watts Bar plant should be finished in 2014. Adding another 9 billion kwh.

Other new power uprating technology could further enhance existing nuclear capacity.

50% power uprates from donut shaped fuel and coolant additives
http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2007/jan/tech/kb_nuclear.html

It is not just global warming and climate change, it is 30,000/year dead in america from air pollution from coal. that is why we need wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear moving as fast as possible. Save real lives now. Plus while the coal plants are running stick better scrubbers and gas bags no them.

Anonymous said...

Note Heritage's opposition in these reports to federal loan guarantees for nuclear power.

(are you going to post this, or only comments you agree with?)