Nuclear’s payback comes only as countries build fleets of similar reactors, creating supply chains that allow for consistent delivery and reduce costs. For example, South Korea has been building reactors programmatically since the 1980s, which is why its cost is closer to $2,000 to $4,000 per kilowatt, compared with $8,000 for a one-time completed project. Britain’s last, Sizewell B, in the 1990s, according to the study. of the Institute of Energy Technology. Design simplification and smaller modular designs that can be fabricated at the factory can further reduce costs.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/energy/abandoning-nuclear-power-would-be-europes-biggest-climate-mistake/2021/12/03/ffd84dbc-5480-11ec-83d2-d9dab0e23b7e_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business Abandoning nuclear power would be Europe’s biggest climate mistake