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Economics of new nuclear power plants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe General Electric ABWR was the first third generation power plant approved. The first two ABWR's were commissioned in Japan in 1996 and 1997. These took just over 3 years to construct and were completed on budget. Their construction costs were around $2000 per KW.
Timeline to convert to nuclear,wind,solar,hydro,wave,geo-thermal: My estimate (given an aggressive building program) would take 30 years. Realistically, it would take 40 years. That's why we should start now. Waffling and giving up because the result isn't instantaneous is childish (to be diplomatic about it).Modern nuclear power plants are planned for construction in four years or less (42 months for CANDU ACR-1000, 60 months from order to operation for an AP1000, 48 months from first concrete to operation for an EPR and 45 months for an ESBWR
This would be a many-staged project. The need for foreign oil must be eliminated first. Foreign oil demand constitutes a significant threat to our nation's energy, security, and civil vitality. This can be completed in less than 30 years. Coal is a threat to our overall health. I'd rather eliminate our need for it and then sell it to the Chinese. Let them deal with the mess it causes. Then we can tackle natural gas (least damaging of the fossil fuels).