Small Modular Reactors [SMRs] to capture three-fourths of the $10 trillion the world will invest in new generation through 2040.
And here’s why:
On the premiss that super-safe Small Modular Reactors [SMRs], because of their investment attractiveness, will dominate nuclear power in the medium term, don’t a couple of simple facts kill renewable energy stone dead?
1. A 440 MW Rolls-Royce SMR, on a 0.08 sq km site, delivering 24/7 low-carbon electricity would need a total of 1,865 x 2 MW, 410 feet high wind turbines, occupying 205 sq km to deliver the same amount of intermittent electricity:
2. Wind power uses 19.2X more metals and 9.6X more concrete to deliver its intermittent electricity than nuclear power does in delivering its 24/7 electricity:
Any environmentalist, with half a brain, concerned about environmental degradation, ecosystem destruction, species wipe-out [or even extinction] and the staggering waste of precious resources should ask themselves — what’s the point of renewables? What’s — the — point — ?