Why Can't America Go Nuclear?

Given the facts about just the land used in nuclear, wind and solar, w

One square mile is needed for a nuclear power plant to power over half a million homes.

To power the same amount of homes, a solar power facility would take up 75 times more land. This data is from Colorado’s front range.

And this is astonishing as well: A wind farm is less reliable than a nuclear power plant, and takes 360 times the amount of land to power the same amount of homes.

These numbers are madness!

People are fighting back.

Read this in the article:

“In Kansas, wind power grew rapidly for two decades and supplies around 45% of the electricity generated in-state, ranking it third in the nation.”

And this:

“Potential private investment over the next decade spurred by federal tax incentives and loans could include $900 billion in renewable-energy projects and $100 billion in battery storage, according to Goldman Sachs. Adding investments in such areas as carbon capture and electric vehicles, total spending could reach $3 trillion, the firm estimates.”

And this quote is the most asinine thing I have read in a while, pertaining to solar power in Michigan:

“Market demand and economies of scale have pushed solar and wind farm size to hundreds or thousands of acres. They may not sit on contiguous parcels, but instead spread throughout a community, increasing the odds of friction. 

In Michigan, a typical solar project once covered 60 acres but now would take up 1,200, said Sarah Mills, a senior project manager at the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute. Ms. Mills said they may need to get smaller—and more expensive—to be more socially acceptable. A refrain emerging at community meetings she attends is, “What you’re asking our rural community to host is way more than our fair share.”


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