cost of nuclear power

Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load. These include load-following plants, which are more costly to run. In the old days, many of these ran on oil. Nowadays, the fuel of choice is natural gas, though the design of the plant is a different from that of a gas-fired baseload plant.

SunEdison technician at ABB solar power plant in Nevada in 2013. Photo by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

The Cost Of Nuclear Is Still Unknown, But The Cost Of Solar Is Known

Originally published on the Lenz Blog. Eduard Porter makes the case for nuclear energy as a countermeasure to global warming in the New York Times. I learned of that article by reading the thorough debunking of the cost assumptions for nuclear by Charles Komaneff here. Thanks in turn to this tweet by Chris … [continued]