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One Big Chart: how does the cost of nuclear power compare to renewables?

The Guardian: Energy

Peter Dutton has suggested Australia should build large-scale nuclear reactors, but CSIRO’s GenCost report shows the price compared to solar and wind Electricity from nuclear power would cost Australia significantly more than generating it from solar and wind, according to the CSIRO.

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Could The U.S. Automobile Fleet Run On Wind And Solar Power?

R-Squared Energy

with electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) power. on solar power would require a substantial amount of backup power or storage for when the sun isn’t shining. I also knew that my solar PV calculation was subject to many assumptions, and the answer could therefore be 50% too large or 50% too small.

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Forget nuclear: would Peter Dutton oppose a plan to cut bills and address the climate crisis? | Adam Morton

The Guardian: Energy

We should focus on rooftop solar – Australians love it A missing element from much of the debate about whether Australia should embrace nuclear power is that – unless the Labor rank-and-file have an extraordinary change of heart – the issue is already dead on arrival. John Howard and Scott Morrison knew the score on this.

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Three-Quarters of New US Generating Capacity in 2020 Will Be Renewable, EIA Says

GreenTechMedia

Energy Information Administration has confirmed what it and industry watchers predicted a year ago—that wind and solar power will expand on their already-large share of new U.S. EIA’s numbers also break records for both wind and solar in terms of annual capacity additions. generation capacity in 2020.

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Highlights from the 2022 BP Statistical Review

R-Squared Energy

The remaining share of primary energy use consisted of hydroelectric power (6.8%), renewables (6.7%), and nuclear power (4.3%). Coal remained the dominant fuel for global power generation in 2021, with its share increasing to 36%, up from 35.1% Renewables and Nuclear Power. Wind and solar reached a 10.2%

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New York?s Energy Transition (and Challenges) in 5 Charts

GreenTechMedia

That leaves a massive gap to be filled by clean energy, since more than half of the state’s carbon-free emissions today come from nuclear power, as shown in the chart below. Larger-scale transmission projects aimed at carrying Canadian hydropower and wind power downstate, such as the $2.2 Source: NYISO.

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Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas

R-Squared Energy

This surge is better shown by the following graphic, which highlights the three categories of modern renewables that have driven the consumption surge: Wind power, solar power, and biofuels. So, how does the consumption of renewables and coal compare to our consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear power?