Tuesday, 27 July 2010

nuclear's value added cost

According a today's report in FTD (Financial Times Germany) the German Government is faced with an extra €10.6bn of clean-up cost for the decommissioning and decontaminating of old nuclear plants and research facilities including "Asse II" and the former GDR repository Morsleben. The figure (10.6) remains based on 2010 prices and is not "audited" with other words, the tax paper has to pay the gamble anyway so why bother and go into any details.

So much for the realistic cost of every kWh of nuclear power and the ones that rant against PV and other renewables' subsidies and the "enormous" cost for the consumers. At least those cost have a calculatory base and are fixed while nobody knows what this 10.6bn clean-up figure will ever end up with.

That is - no need to mention - for the same payor, every tax payer, i.e. consumer - and not any kind of anonymous government!

Carpe diem!