Where are all the nuclear power plants?
At Nature blogs, Declan Butler has put together a really info-dense mapping of the world’s nuclear power plants, using Google Earth. Nifty stuff for anybody whose interest in nuclear power has gone up significantly in recent weeks…
I can see one useful idea, right off the bat. Butler includes capacity of each plant, in megawatts. But it would be nice to also have some information that would give people a sense of what the capacity really means. If the data is available, it would also be interesting to see what the capacity factors of these plants were—i.e., how much energy they actually produce vs. how much they’re rated as being capable of producing.
via Boing Boing