https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/nuclear-power-most-reliable-energy-source-and-its-not-even-close

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    https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/nuclear-power-most-reliable-energy-source-and-its-not-even-close
    I seen some Nuclear bashing so I figured I would post the clear obvious. This is also nuclear fission. When nuclear fusion becomes workable on a large scale it will dwarf all other energy sources we currently use. The argument against nuclear is moronic. Energy security isn’t a coined term, it’s a real concern that should be taken into consideration in all discussions of energy sources. People will and have died from loss of energy. The elderly being a key demographic that relies on a secure and reliable energy source. Renewables are a toxic form of energy when security is concerned.
     
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    The best energy plan (in fact, the best ANY plan) doesn't come from maximizing one single factor.

    Nuclear energy is incredibly expensive compared to other options.

    Also, energy creation is only one factor. Our grid is also not secure from nature or attack. In fact, the energy failures we've had usually have a distribution component.

    Surely we can agree that our government doesn't have infinite revenue, and the bills we present to our citizens need to recognize that our families don't have huge revenue, either.
     
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    The government doesn’t pay for my electricity so why does that matter? I would prefer the most reliable. Cheap is never reliable. Cheap means nothing to me when I need to depend on something. I would never buy Walmart brand work boots over redwing boots. You know why? Reliability…. It’s moronic to risk your feet in the name of cheap. When you need reliability like a stable country would need, you can’t just go with whatever is cheap.
     
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    The government pays significant portions of projects such as nuclear power plants. No corporation is ready and willing to do that.

    I get your concern about reliability.

    Iowa gets significant reliability by having a number of sources. They judge that the next power projects will be expansion of their wind power. If they have reliability, government needs to be sensitive to what they are charging citizens both in taxes and in energy cost.
     

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