Nuclear is expensive
the contract for the Hinkley C nuclear reactor will start with a tariff of £92.5/MWh (A$180/MWh) before rising nearly three-fold over the following decades to A$500/MWh. That is 18c/kWh rising to 50c/kWh.
Renewable are becoming cheaper with time, so the difference will become more marked as time goes on.
France: five-year delay
Flamanville Unit 3, developed by EDF, started construction in December 2007 with an originally designed construction period of 54 months (start-up in 2012). In December 2012, EDF announced completion would be delayed until 2016 and that the cost would increase to EUR8.5bn (Rmb64bn, or Rmb37,200/kW). In November 2014, EDF announced a further postponement into 2017 due to delays in component deliveries from Areva.