So where will America be in 20 years? Will we be using more solar and wind? What will we use as baseline energy?[The energy that kicks in when there is no sun or wind] Will the cost of energy rise making us less competitive?And even if the U.S. can curb its emissions does it really matter if China and the 3rd world double their use of fossil fuels?
If you believe that Co2 is causing global warming and its happening at a rapid pace you have 2 options one logical.Choose to act in a self defeating manner standing by dreaming bout solar panels, while China and the 3rd world chokes you out or to encourage China and the 3rd world thru trade agreements to use more of our advanced 3rd and 4th gen nuclear technology.
The cost of the Westinghouse ap1000 gen 3 reactor is 8000.00 per household amortized over 60 years and even if the cost overruns 50% it will still produce electricity less per KWH than coal.
President Obama’s EPA regulations will effect the shutdown of 32 older coal plants,according to DINA CAPPIELLO of the Associated press businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9RNJ4L00.htm,you say that’s great? Well it might be if our coal exports hadn’t increased from 4 million tons to 14 million tons since 2010,coal burned on the other side of the planet is not out of sight and out of mind.
Congress has offered $18.5B USD in loan guarantees for new nuclear. And President Barack Obama has offered his vocal support for new nuclear construction, although he has kept quiet on the topic of late, afraid of offending his voting base, which contains a large radical anti-nuclear “environmentalist” base.LINK