Thursday, July 16, 2009

Compare and contrast

Cost of a nuclear power plant based on the only bid for Ontario's Darlington contract which actually included the risk of cost overruns:

$13 billion

Estimated benefit from a nuclear power plant over the course of its life span in present dollars, according to the nuclear boosters involved in the UDP:

$11 billion

Based on these numbers, shouldn't we be considering whether it's easier to generate power by simply setting billions of dollars on fire?

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