Tuesday, 16 February 2016

What is the real cost of nuclear power?

Anti nukes will always quote the most expensive projects. Recently a thorough analysis of worldwide nuclear plants show the cost varies a lot. Hinkley C is almost 3½ times the cost of Indian, Chinese and South Korean reactors.

Hinkley C EPR :
US $7018/kW
Indian, Chinese and South Korean reactor, closer to
US $2000/kW

"Historical construction costs of global nuclear power reactors", 2016, Lovering, Yip, Nordhaus

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