Archive for February, 2011

Another Cost Comparison For Renewable Electricity

I’m not a fan of nuclear power… I think it’s generally more expensive than solar, has very long lead times, and is simply playing with fire. Why would we invest in an expensive technology that, when it goes wrong, renders large geographic areas uninhabitable, as we saw with Chernobyl?

Everyone likes to be validated, so this study finding that nuclear loan guarantees are imprudent caught my attention.

In and of itself, I thought the included chart showing the levelized cost of various electricity generation technolgies accorging to three independent studies was very informative. Take a look at it here:

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