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  •  We need to keep tabs on the Vogtle project (1+ / 0-)
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    Last I read, it was already projected to be a year behind on construction timeline, and if past is prologue (and on nuclear construction, I've yet to see any different) it will end up costing roughly 30% more and an additional 18 months later than the initial $14 billion price tag.

    For 2.23 megawatts of electricity.

    I leave it to the better informed among you to project what $14 billion could install and produce with rooftop solar TODAY, but when Vogtle is (finally) completed I expect that advances in solar and wind (and the inherent lost opportunity effort, inclusive of ALL costs) by then will make Solyndra appear to be a barely discernible rounding error by comparison.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:58:04 AM PDT

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    •  Agreed, with nitpick. 2.23 GIGAwatts, not mega. nt (1+ / 0-)
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      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:17:57 PM PDT

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    •  Solar is cheaper than nuclear (2+ / 0-)
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      even in England, right now.

      . And England is considerably farther north than Maine, about as far north as Labrador and Newfoundland.  Our nation would be money ahead to abandon the partly-built nuclear plant and put the rest of the money into rooftop solar and multiple, well separated wind farms.  We'd get lots more power faster.  

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:29:33 PM PDT

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