Yes, uranium is renewable with a breeder reactor. Those aren't really in favor as they can also be used to make nukes. Fracking in the US has a lot of cheap natural gas, that's what's putting the coal plants out of business, not wind and solar. The cost of a nuke plant per megawatt is way up there compared to a regular natural gas fired plant. Fusion is just 20 years away and has been for a long while, but maybe with ITER, it will really happen in 16 years. MIT just announced some breakthroughs with fusion, but what normally happens is that they find some unaccounted for instabilities at some point.
Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Really? Is uranium renewable? Just askin... All kidding aside, a broad, multi faceted approach seems to offer the most promise.
Originally Posted by Garak
If this province were ever foolish enough to try 100% solar and wind, I'd be living like my grandfather did, burning wood and using candles and lanterns. This province also uses significant coal and natural gas, and it's not realistic to expect that to change soon. Nuclear is the only other viable option. We have a heck of a lot more uranium than we do sunlight.
Originally Posted by Vikas
Shannow has vested interest in the survival of traditional energy companies but to layman when middle east countries move away from fossil based energy plants and starts building solar electric plants, the "energy market" has been already disrupted. Nobody is building new coal fired generating plants anymore.