Odds and Ends
14 1, 2:07am
Renewables still need to be manufactured, mined, replaced, etc. Everything has costs, but the difference being that nuclear produces so much power that it's basically the same as wind and 1/4th that of solar per petawatt/hr. Source:
Everything comes at the cost of people dying during transport, construction, mining, etc. When looked at by petawatt/hr it ends up killing far fewer workers than solar or wind.
When nuclear is done safely, the main real advantage of renewables over nuclear is that they don't use much water, which is important in some countries and less so in others. Plus, nuclear waste, but that's more of a political issue than an actual disaster; nothing prevents us from shoving the waste in abandoned mines beyond politicians.