What kind of energy power plant takes the longest to build?



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    Through extrapolation, it seems that nuclear power plants require the longest preparation and construction time compared to other types of plants. One website places the figure at 20 to 30 years, but it seems that this is only the case in western democracies.

    By comparison, an article written two days ago asserts that more than 30 new coal-fired plants have been constructed since 2008, which is a rate of at least 15 new plants per year. Another source reports on an effort in Laos to build 20 new hydropower plants by 2020, which averages out to a rate of two per year.

    I suspect that the rate of construction will vary by country due to the differences in laws and legislative procedures.

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