twice the cost of the French and they have to buy electricity from the French , and I assume a lot of French reactors are older techIf they are serious about carbon reduction it may be a large part of the solution.
I saw an article recently that renewable energy has failed in Germany
It would seem the obvious way to go. Ireland already uses Nuclear energy generated in the UK anyway, via the interconnector.
Pat Kenny regularly discusses this subject and seems to be very supportive of the new type of reactor referred to as 'molten salt'. Apparently they are efficient in even very small sizes and cannot melt down under any circumstances. Presumably they are capable of having less serious localised accidents though. The lifespan is twenty-five years at the end of which waste material which would fill the average sitting room has been produced. They sound like a game-changer and hydrogen-the only real answer to the renewable problems , is proving very difficult to improveFor Heaven's sake, we've gone through enough meltdowns without adding the absolute certainty of a nuclear one!
In principle it's a great idea but this is Ireland. We have an 'it'll do' attitude about most things and no history or culture of enforcement of standards and regulations.
Nah, no one wants Russian shit after Chernobyl.Who will build it?
Russia is not an option, Chinese are only learning
AREVA had a break for 10 years, as result new reactor in Olkiluoto missed all possible and impossible deadlines. 1400 subcontractors, Polish company had to rebuild case for reactor two times, etc, etc
The same for Westinghouse Electric, who had long break and lost all expertiseю Haiyang power plant with AP1000 also lost all possible deadlines, pump recently failed, Chinese even started to look on Areva as an alternative to Westinghouse in future projects