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Life-cycle Emissions. Environmental Impact: US Sources of Emission-Free Generation ( 2009). Geothermal 1.3%. Photovoltaic <.1%. Hydro 29.1%. Wind .34 %. Nuclear 69.2 %. Source: EIA. Record U.S.Nuclear Electricity Production. (Billions of Kilowatt-hours). Source: EIA.

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Environmental Impact:US Sources of Emission-Free Generation (2009)

Geothermal 1.3%

Photovoltaic <.1%

Hydro 29.1%

Wind .34 %

Nuclear 69.2%

Nuclear Power: Prospects for the 21st Century

Source: EIA


Record u s nuclear electricity production
Record U.S.Nuclear Electricity Production

(Billions of Kilowatt-hours)

Source: EIA

Nuclear Power: Prospects for the 21st Century


Capacity factors improvement
Capacity Factors Improvement

95%

86.8% in 1999

89.6% in 2000

90.7% in 2001

91.7% in 2002

85%

75%

65%

55%

‘80

‘85

‘90

‘95

Source: NEI

‘00

Nuclear Power: Prospects for the 21st Century


Lowest electricity production costs
Lowest Electricity Production Costs

3.5

2.09 ¢/kWh in 1998

1.90 ¢/kWh in 1999

1.81 ¢/kWh in 2000

1.68 ¢/kWh in 2001

3.0

2.5

(cents/kilowatt-hour)

2.0

1.5

‘80

‘85

‘90

‘95

‘00

Source: NEI

Nuclear Power: Prospects for the 21st Century


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