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Old 01-29-2018, 06:54 PM
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From Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source) | CleanTechnica:

Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power | CleanTechnica
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One major advantage renewable energy has over nuclear power (and fossil fuels) is that it can typically be installed much faster. Nuclear power plants can require 5–15 years to complete and some have taken 20 or more. (Constructing a new coal power plant can take 4 years or more. Building a new gas-powered plant generally takes several years as well.)

Installing a solar power farm can be completed in a number of months, depending upon the size and complexity of the project. Obviously, the much larger ones will require more time, but even they often can be finished in a year or less.

The same is true of wind farms. A 10 MW wind farm can be built in about 2 months and a 50 MW in approximately 6 months.

The speed at which renewables can be built and made operational is impressive. In the year 2017 alone, China installed about 52 GW of solar power. When it comes to wind power, China may install about 403 GW over the next 10 years.
Also this claim: Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More In Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten, & Continue To Get | CleanTechnica

Subsidies are good for growing new industries, but they are not so good for mature ones, and as wind and solar generation get more and more cost-effective, their subsidies should be phased out. Let the defenders of fossil fuels defend their subsidies.
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Let the defenders of fossil fuels defend their subsidies.
I just watched a lolbertarian coal fan get dunked on with the news that they're supporting socialism.

They also had no comment on Trump's solar tariffs: Trump's Solar Tariff Is Bad, But Not a Huge Deal - Bloomberg
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