It’s interesting to note in this press release from the Australian Greens that Dr Ziggy Switkowski (head of the Prime Minister’s nuclear taskforce) that nuclear power is not economically viable in Australia without a carbon tax. As the government has refused to consider such a carbon tax this seems to rule out nuclear power for Australia. I expect that other countries have similar economics.
I imagine that nuclear power would be viable for a country that lacks adequate wind for wind power, is not very sunny so solar power doesn’t work, has few rivers so hydro-electric power can’t be used, and which has no option of geo-thermal power. Is there such a country?