- => $29 trillion to generate America’s baseload electric power with a 50 / 50 mix of wind and solar farms, on parcels of land totaling the area of Indiana.
- => $18 trillion to rely on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) farms in the southwest deserts, on parcels of land totaling the area of West Virginia.
- <= $3 trillion with AP-1000 Light Water Reactors, on parcels totaling a few square miles.
- =~ $1 trillion with liquid-fueled Molten Salt Reactors, on the same amount of land, but with no water cooling, no risk of meltdowns, and the ability to use our stockpiles of nuclear “waste” as a secondary fuel.
A 2012 estimate of 'deaths per trillion kWh'  from various energy sources:
- Coal : 100,000
- Natural Gas: 4,000
- Solar : 440
- Wind: 150
- Nuclear : 90
Biggest problem with nuclear not yet elegantly solved by modern technology = high capital and regulatory requirements = ripe for corruption, bureaucratic stonewalling etc. Given that most new CO2 will come from developing nations with unstable governments/legal systems, this is problematic. If the US can't streamline reactor deployments, how can Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria etc?