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Flagship UK Nuclear Project Shows Us The Problem With A Nuclear First Decarbonization Strategy

January 30, 2024

A recent article at Renew Economy, an Australian publication that follows the change to renewables, shows us the practical problems with focusing on new nuclear plants instead of alternatives, like solar and wind with battery storage. As is often the case, ideas that can look good on paper often don’t turn out as expected in the real world.

When the massive Hinkley project was announced, it was promised to produce power for UK homes in a decade. But, it’s been over 16 years now, and the project is nowhere near completion or its original budget.

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