Tag Archives: loan guarantees

Stunning hypocrisy on subsidies

The Wall Street Journal editorial board defended the lackluster performance of the current Congress, writing: The media are saying that the 113th Congress is on track to be “the least productive” on record—as if that’s bad for the country. Let’s … Continue reading

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Guardian op ed calls for end to nuclear subsidies

The British newspaper The Guardian ran an op ed today by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, calling for elimination of government subsidies for nuclear power. Sanders and Alexander write: As, respectively, a senator … Continue reading

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Action alert: Send a message encouraging Obama to end subsidies for nuclear power

The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) has attempted to use a new White House petition link to urge Obama to eliminate subsidies for nuclear power, but with little success. Now, NIRS is attempting to submit letters with the same wording … Continue reading

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New study finds nukes are still a risky investment

The Augusta Chronicle ran an article today on the continuing risk to investors when backing new nuclear reactors: Building nuclear power plants can be expensive for investors and customers, adding significant risks to utility stocks generally seen as investments with … Continue reading

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Markey asks OMB to reconsider loan guarantee program

The Washington Independent reported a little while ago: Markey to OMB: take a long, hard look at public funding for nuclear plants By Eartha Jane Melzer | 05.09.11 | 1:38 pm   The Fukushima disaster has raised new questions about … Continue reading

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DOE says that Fukushima disaster will not affect loan guarantees for US nuclear plants

The Nuclear Energy Institute carried a link to a Platts News Service article from yesterday: The head of the US Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program said Thursday that the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan will not derail the Obama … Continue reading

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