So what about the other reactors? There's a reactor that's coming online now, they're starting to sell it.
It's a high-temperature gas reactor. It can't melt down.
But it's really big and bulky, that's part of the safety,
and nobody thinks it's going to ever get cheaper than the reactors that we have.
The ones that use waste as fuel are really cool ideas, but the truth is, we don't actually know how to do that yet.
There's some risk that you'll actually make more waste,
and most people think that if you're including that waste part of the process,
it's just going to make the whole machine a lot more expensive, it's just adding another complicated step.
The truth is, there's real questions about how much of that we're going to do.
I mean, we went to India and asked about the nuclear program.
The government said before the Paris climate talks that they were going to do something like 30 new nuclear plants.
But when we got there and interviewed people and even looked at the internal documents, they're now saying they're going to do about five.
And in most of the world, especially the rich world, they're not talking about building new reactors.
We're actually talking about taking reactors down before their lifetimes are over.
Germany's actually pressuring its neighbors to do that.
I mentioned the United States -- we could lose half of our reactors over the next 15 years,
which would wipe out 40 percent of the emissions reductions we're supposed to get under the Clean Power Plan.
Of course, in Japan, they took all their nuclear plants offline, replaced them with coal, natural gas, oil burning,
and they're only expected to bring online about a third to two-thirds.