Renewable output greater than Nuclear

Over the last 15 years, nuclear and wind have had a similar output (2.6 billion kWh for nuclear versus 1.9 billion kWh for wind), but nuclear subsidies outweighed those for wind by a factor of over 40 ($39.4 billion versus $900 million).

For the first time, in 2010, the amount of renewable energy capacity around the world exceeded that of nuclear.¬†While there’s 375 GW of nuclear installed worldwide (prior to the Japanese meltdown), there’s 381 GW of renewables: 193 GW of wind, 65 GW of biomass and waste-to-energy plants, and 43 GW of solar.

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