Does nuclear power have a negative learning curve? « Climate Progress
April 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Does it make any sense to keep expanding nuclear energy in South Florida. As a consumer you will end up paying for the accelerating costs of nuclear reactors, without doubt.
Drawing on largely unknown public records, the paper reveals for the first time both absolute as well as yearly and specific reactor costs and their evolution over time. Its most significant finding is that even this most successful nuclear scale-up was characterized by a substantial escalation of real-term construction costs.