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Old 05-23-2019, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sam Stone View Post
Nuclear power buildout could be accelerated dramatically simply by cutting the most expensive regulations and putting moratoriums on lawsuits demanding environmental reviews and such once a license to construct a plant has been given.
You're the one living in a fantasy land if you think any of this can be done in the US. Realistically, it's just not going to happen. Also, you forgot to add: massively subsidize nuclear plants by having the government act as an insurer of last resort.

We aren't going to enter a low-carbon future without disruption. It's too late for that. Fortunately, in a few decades, renewables will dominate generation whether or not they get subsidized. We can speed it up by stopping CO2 subsidies, and reduce disruption by building out the grid, but it won't make a difference in the long term.