What an amazing video that was hilarious even with subtitles. And simultaneously most informative on nuclear power.
The one factoid that screamed out at me is this:
You need 600 windmills to generate the energy equal to one nuclear power plant that you chose not to build.
So I started doing some research to answer a few questions that came to mind.
How many wind turbines are currently in the world right now?
341,000 wind turbines
How much CO2 do those wind turbines avoid spewing into the atmosphere?
637 million tons
Source: See above
How much CO2 does one large scale nuclear power plant avoid spewing?
I don’t know
How much energy does an average wind turbine produce?
About 3 mega watts (MW).
How long does it take to build wind turbines?
Construction time is usually very short – a 10 MW wind farm can easily be built in two months. A larger 50 MW wind farm can be built in six months.
Source: See ewa.org above
Could more large scale or small scale nuclear power plants, or a combination of both be our best option over wind and solar?