I am a FH squatter
- Dec 23, 2003
But you don't know that. For all you know a small, modular fission design might take off that is mass-producible long before mass battery storage becomes viable. In the meantime when neither preferred end-state is available wind+fossil is cheaper (or at least a safer investment) than nuclear but releases more CO2. Your choice is clear.I've already addressed this point twice now @Wij.
Maybe I'm not clear - I'm a pragmatist and can see the need for limited fleet rebuild, but it's fucking expensive and we should be pushing battery storage and pan-continental grid balancing much harder than we are, whilst investing in CCS R&D.
Yes, Gen IV might come online at some point - but that's guaranteed expensive and, at best, could potentially help with the waste issue. And by the time they hit proper widespread commercial application there's a good chance that battery, grid and renewables applications will be able to do the job cheaper and more safely.