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  •  So, the Koreans via the (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.kaif.or.kr/... say nuclear provides 40% of the ROK's power. [Korean Atomic Industrial Forum]

    The 60% goal is was stated by Hee-Yong Le, Senior Vice-President at South Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) at: http://gulfnews.com/...  as to whether that be capacity or actual capacity factor obviously is questionable. This is for 2030.

    David

    Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

    by davidwalters on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:20:00 PM PDT

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    •  There was indeed a time that was true (0+ / 0-)

      As pointed out, it was around 2000. Not even close today.

      You realise that just because a nuclear advocacy group reports or repeats an undated unsourced statistical claim, it isn't necessarily true, right?

      Here's two sources with different methodologies providing actual generation numbers that show it's false. Latest BP statistical review of world energy: 2011 gross generation was 150 TWh nuclear, 520 TWh total, that's 29% from nuclear. Latest IEA monthly electricity statistics as I cited above, 2011 net generation, 143 TWh nuclear and 498 TWh total, also makes 29%.

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