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See the World Nuclear Association
World Nuclear Association promotes nuclear energy as a sustainable electricity source and represents the industry’s interests in important energy debates worldwide. They provide the latest and most important information about nuclear energy online and through publications.
THEY TELL US THAT
There are about 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in about 30 countries, with about 400 GWe of total capacity. About 50 more reactors are under construction. Over 50 countries operate a total of about 220 research reactors and a further 180 nuclear reactors power around 140 ships and submarines.
THERE IS MUCH MORE ON THEIR WEBSITE.
Find out more from this group by clicking on the link. https://www.world-nuclear.org/
WHO HAS NUCLEAR POWER?
It can be seen that for a country with such a high opinion of itself Australia is below many others that rate higher in having a sensible attitude towards the obvious way to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
Peruse this list and ask why we are not on it.
Top ten nuclear energy-producing countries
Number of operable nuclear reactors worldwide as of April 2020, by country
We will get that sinking feeling.
Renewable sources need to be supplemented with nuclear reactors. The consequences of continuing to rely overmuch on burning carbon fuels is that a whole lot of places will be under water.
The following links are related to the cost of building nuclear power plants after the Australian Labor Government proposed irrationally high costs.
S.Korea to bid for Saudi Arabia's $10 bn nuclear plant order
Back in 2009, South Korea had secured a nuclear reactor order from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for $18.6 billion, under which it agreed to build four nuclear power plants based on the South Korean model. It cost 4 trillion to 5 trillion won ($3.2 billion-$4 billion) per plant, only half the price proposed by France’s Areva S.A.
The Barakah nuclear power plant is also the first nuclear power station in the Arabian Peninsula. It is composed of four APR1400 nuclear energy reactors with an electric output of 1400 MW each. The construction of three of them has been completed.
If the country clinches the order, South Korea will likely position itself as a leading exporter in the growing nuclear reactor market, ahead of high-cost France and Russia engaging in war with Ukraine.
Why America abandoned nuclear power (and what we can learn from South Korea)
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