/ Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2 #2,521
While I agree that the nuclear plants are not big targets, if china/russia hits us, they're going all in, 500+ targets, which includes every city, military base, and a good deal of power plants. If they go all out, you probably won't have to worry about your proximity to a nuclear power plant because you'll be toast either way.Russia and China aren't going to target nuclear plants in a nuclear war. They are small potato low value targets. They're going to target every major city, population center, and military installation, and that will be enough to end mankind as we know it, because we'll do the same to them.
That said, I've lived next to a nuclear plant my whole life. I've enjoyed cheap, clean, plentiful, and reliable nuclear energy all my life. The idea of brown out's is a foreign concept to me. I've never been asked to turn off my AC or any other of that non-sense. If we are really serious about EV's, we need to get serious about nuclear plants. Modern technology plant design is extremely safe and efficient.
But what's more than that is they're a consistent form of energy, while solar and wind are definitely not. And if you have inconsistent power, you need to have a regular power plant running at full tilt to help it's fluctuations. So why not just run off the regular power plant (usually natural gas) to begin with? You are gaining nothing and losing everything with these large scale solar plants and wind farms.