Gov't panel sees renewable energy costs dropping to level of nuclear energy by 2030


  • Gov't panel sees renewable energy costs dropping to level of nuclear energy by 2030

    Technological innovations will help reduce the cost of renewable energy to a level near that of nuclear power plant energy by 2030, a government cost-examination panel has estimated.

    The cost-examination panel, formed under the government's Energy and Environment Council, has been reviewing the costs of generating various types of energy over the next two decades. According to panel figures made available on Dec. 12, the expenses stemming from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are expected to boost the cost of nuclear energy to at least 8.9 yen per kilowatt-hour -- about 50 percent more than the current 5 to 6 yen.

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    Alternative energy allready is cheaper then nuclear since nuclear cost doesn't include alarming high costs of decomissioning the nuclear plants and nuclear waste storage. When that is put into account, nuclear power is the most expensive type of electricity production even without blowing up.

    Instead of investing billions in this deadly industry if alternative energy inovators would be working with those funds and decentralization of electricity distribution would take place, the world would have every means of survival and prosperity.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp