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Posted by Bill Carter on April 4, 2009, 4:14 pm
Eeyore wrote:

Wow, two units under construction. Massive. The Finland reactor is over
two years behind schedule and 50% over budget.

"Even if the industry's backers got their wish of 45 new plants by 2030,
that would barely replace the aging plants that are scheduled for

electricity with

France overbuilt its nuclear capacity its true, and some reactors have to
be devoted to export. Some are shut down on weekends, not enough demand.
So where are the orders rolling in?

"A new study puts the generation costs for power from new nuclear plants at
from 25 to 30 cents per kilowatt-hour   triple current U.S. electricity

Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 6:23 pm

Bill Carter wrote:

Poor local sub-contractor. Now look at the other orders.

A total of 17 ( 4 planned for the UK btw not stated )


Posted by Alistair Gunn on April 4, 2009, 7:48 pm
 In alt.energy.renewable Eeyore twisted the electrons to say:

Probably because, last I'd heard, whilst EDF hopes/plans to build 4 new
stations by 2017 they haven't even identified the sites yet let alone
received planning permission.
These opinions might not even be mine ...
Let alone connected with my employer ...

Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 9:14 pm

Alistair Gunn wrote:

They're going to use the sites of decommisioned previous nuclear plants.
That's why they bought British Energy. To get the sites.


Posted by William Wixon on April 4, 2009, 11:36 pm


Bill, i've been enjoying your posts, a credible voice poking some holes in
the anti-alternative energy (nuke, coal) arguments.  i've forwarded some of
your info to another discussion group i follow.  thanks.  keep up the good


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