According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the phased closing of nuclear power plants in the last two decades had led to an increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions of 36.3 megatons a year in Germany. For context, that is about as much CO2 as would be released from power 6.5 million homes […]
Nuclear power represents an unparalleled opportunity to provide stable and reliable emissions-free energy. However, plans to pour $150 million in taxpayer money into the domestic mining industry resolve a supply chain problem that doesn’t exist. To support the nuclear industry and the benefits it provides, the federal government needs to fix the nuclear waste problem […]
Both federal and state lawmakers are grappling with the challenge of ensuring that businesses and consumers have affordable and reliable electricity, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions that will exacerbate climate change. Despite the hysteria around nuclear power, the facts show that nuclear is one of the safest and cheapest low-emission forms of energy. To understand […]
Trump’s recent decision to force grid operators to buy power from unprofitable coal and nuclear plants at above-market rates has been widely and appropriately criticized as an unjustified, harmful intrusion into America’s energy markets. It may not be hyperbolic to say that Trump’s move constitutes, as The Washington Post editorial board put it, “the most […]
If you’re looking for an example of a vocal, politically-connected special interest securing government favors, look no further than President Trump’s recent decision to launch an unprecedented intervention into America’s energy markets to rescue failing coal and nuclear power plants. While a small group of energy companies stand to benefit from these subsidies, the rest […]
This piece, written by ACI’s Alan Daley, discusses how diversity in domestic energy resources — coal, nuclear, gas, oil and green energy — is beneficial to consumers and the country. You can read his piece in Forbes.