On a level playing field nuclear power would be cost-competitive
Nuclear power is not as heavily subsidized as wind and solar.
Nuclear power should get the same support as wind and solar do by being included in state renewable portfolio standards because it is carbon free.
On a total dollar basis, wind has received the greatest amount of federal subsidies. Solar is second. Wind and solar together get more than all other energy sources combined.”
The benefits of nuclear power
vastly outweigh the costs.
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“Between state and federal programs, the case is overwhelmingly clear; some forms of clean energy get vastly more support to help them compete in the energy marketplace than others. And nuclear, which could supply huge amounts of zero emission energy that could help the United States reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, is being significantly disadvantaged by government policy.”
“A strategy that seeks to improve and expand the portfolio of available low-carbon resources, rather than restrict it, offers a greater likelihood of affordably achieving deep decarbonization.”
“Nuclear energy could be very useful even if its cost per kilowatt-hour is higher than solar or wind, because it will deliver that energy at times when renewables are not available.”