How much does nuclear power really cost?

Forbes had an article on the true cost of nuclear power in the US. It turns out clean coal generated power is only slightly more expensive than regular coal. On the other hand Nuclear power is significantly more expensive and only makes economic sense because of subsidies.

I didn’t see a chart in the the article so I made one with their statistics. Enjoy.

Comparative cost of different power generating methods

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7 Responses to “How much does nuclear power really cost?”

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  3. Margay Says:

    Hey! Im doing a school project and I was wondering, how much does nuclear energy cost to use. Wind energy only costs 5 cents per kWh, so how much does nuclear energy cost?

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  5. nicole sherine donae Says:

    wow nucles
    ar is verry expensive

  6. Emily Says:

    I think you should put more information on your website, Thanks.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    This graphic does not include the costs of fuel: 28% of the cost of nuclear power plants comes from fuel, compared to 80% for coal, natural gas or oil.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_new_nuclear_power_plants#Comparisons_with_other_power_sources

    and

    http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/nuclear_statistics/costs/

    @Margay Nuclear costs 2.03 cents / kWh. This includes the cost for safe waste disposal.

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