|Crowd headed for the sun|
"There are lots of reasons to choose solar over nuclear. Solar power does not draw water from reservoirs or rivers. Solar power does not have safety risks that go on for years without being corrected. No waste from solar plants can be used to make bombs. But maybe I have already made up my mind. I have invested my own money to put solar panels on my own roof. My risk, my power supply, my choice.
"Where nuclear power proposals do not face a test of competition or even comparison with alternatives, lawmakers should require utility regulators to have power companies conduct a comprehensive integrated resource planning process where energy efficiency and renewables are on a level playing field with other supply options.
"If the owners of a nuclear power plant are willing to take a risk with their own money, maybe they don’t need to justify their choice. But if the money at risk is YOURS, and there is NO review, seems like the state government should get more involved in protecting the consumer."
Nuclear vs. Solar: Corporate Profits and Public Risk - The Equation
Costs and Risks, On You