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Response to FBaggins (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:00 PM

21. Post 14 show that more govt support for nuclear is corporate welfare.

It demonstrates the basic economic problem confronting nuclear - a negative learning curve for it versus a positive learning curve for its renewable competition.

As for risk, based on a forecast price of $1500/kw (see post 14 again) the Congressional Budget Office predicted a better than 50% chance of bankruptcy for these nuclear plants; the forecast cost is now closer to $6000/kw and will almost certainly rise. In the meantime China's entry into the renewable market has pushed down the price of nuclear's competition far faster than the CBO could have foreseen.

I'm sure that in your world, that means the risk of bankruptcy has declined.

It's an odd world you inhabit.

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