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Nuclear Power Economics
What is the relationship between the economics of nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons? When security and arms control analysts list what has helped keep nuclear weapons technologies from spreading further than they already have, energy economics are rarely, if ever, mentioned. Yet, large civilian nuclear energy programs bring states quite a way towards developing nuclear weapons and it has been energy economics, more than any other force, which has hampered most states’ plans to develop such projects. read more
Dec 14, 2009 New Nuclear - The Economics Say No
CITIGroup’s latest financial analysis of building more nuclear power plants in the UK concludes that without massive, new government financial incentives and guarantees, the economics say no.
Aug 21, 2009 National Review Online, "Cap and Bribe: Obama Offers Handouts in Return for Republican Votes."
In a new piece for the National Review Online, NPEC's executive director details White House efforts to buy Senate Republican votes for proposed cap and trade legislation with nuclear subsidies. Click here for "Cap and Bribe".
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 09, 2009 Nuclear Power as Taxpayer Patronage: A Case Study of Subsidies to Calvert Cliffs Unit 3
NPEC releases "Nuclear Power as Taxpayer Patronage: A Case Study of Subsidies to Calvert Cliffs Unit 3". Doug Koplow is the founder of Earth Track, an organization focused on comprehensive and accurate information on government interventions in energy markets.
May 13, 2009 Lovins on Whether Nuclear Power Is a Climate Fix or Folly
NPEC releases "Nuclear Power: Climate Fix or Folly?". Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, summarizes why nuclear power cannot, in principle, deliver the climate-protection or energy-security and reliability benefits claimed for it.
Mar 25, 2009 Nuclear Power: How Much More?
Sharon Squassoni is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace focusing on nuclear nonproliferation and national security.
Working Papers & Monographs
Mar 24, 2009 NPEC/Heritage Event: "Is Subsidizing Commercial Energy Projects the Best Way for America to Achieve its Energy Goals?"
Video of Is Subsidizing Commercial Energy Projects the Best Way for America to Achieve its Energy Goals?, a panel co-hosted by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and the Heritage Foundation.
Audio & Video
Mar 14, 2009 DRAFT, Nuclear Fuel: Myths and Realities
Steve Kidd is Director of Strategy & Research at the World Nuclear Association, where he has  worked since 1995 (when it was the Uranium Institute).
Working Papers & Monographs
Jan 16, 2009 Obama Shouldn't Request Add'l Budget Authority for DoE Loan Guarantee Program Until Taxpayers Are Assured Billions Won't Be Lost
 A letter from NPEC, National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Marshall Institute urging Prsident Barack Obama not to request additional budget authority in the FY 2010 budget for the Department of Energy (DoE) loan guarantee program, and instead to ensure DoE creates a transparent system to assess fully the cost of loan guarantees to U.S. taxpayers before the program goes forward,
Official Docs & Letters
Jan 05, 2009 The Credit Crunch and Nuclear Power (DRAFT)
Mr. Thomas is professor of energy policy at the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich, London,
Working Papers & Monographs
Dec 15, 2008 Nuclear Power in France: Beyond the Myth
Working Papers & Monographs
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