Steve Thomas shows the true cost of nuclear power and makes it clear that nuclear energy in the free market economy without government support is not competitive. He shows his point on examples such as Olkiluoto and Flamanville – installations that were or are built longer then projected – and for much bigger money. He also highlights the costs of operating a nuclear power plant, like fuel prices or waste disposal.
The book, “Myths of Nuclear Power: How the Energy Lobby is Pulling the Wool Over our Eyes" delivers the long-overdue, nuclear critical know-how for the debate, pointing to alternatives, and unmasks nuclear energy for what it is: an irresponsible and expensive high-risk technology. It shows how nuclear diverts limited funds from renewable energy, that is better suited to help fight climate change and debunks such myths of its proponents, as if there were no problems with nuclear waste disposal or limited resources of uranium. They argue that there is no renaissance of nuclear energy in the world, therefore it is not a future-oriented way of giving power to the world.