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2010-12-16 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Mark Cooper, senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, issued the following statement today in the wake of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presentation of the early release reference case for the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook: "The U.S. Energy Information Administration has officially burst the nuclear bubble. They have admitted that the nuclear...

2010-09-09 12:30:00

Cooper Analysis Shows French Approach Touted by Some For U.S. Reactor Build-Up Is a Failed Model; U.S. Wind & Solar Industries Would Suffer Under Embrace of "French Nuclear Socialism." SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The so-called "French nuclear miracle" embraced by some U.S. policymakers as a model for this nation is a misconception masking a pattern of fast-rising nuclear reactor construction costs and a "crowding out" of investments in renewable energy,...

2010-09-02 14:09:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new economic analysis from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) identifies a fleet-wide car and light truck fuel economy standard of 60 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025 as critical and necessary for consumer pocketbook protection. The Obama Administration will release a Notice of Intent for 2017-2025 light duty fuel economy standards on September 30th. "Previous fuel economy standards have left huge consumer savings on the table. A 60 mile per...

2010-08-19 12:30:00

Prospects for New Nuclear Reactors in State Now Worse Than Ever, Industry Should Not Be Allowed to Waste $200 Million More in Customer Money Tuesday Marks Start of PSC Hearings on FPL and Progress Requests for Unjustifiable 'Nuclear Cost Recovery' That Would Push Bill For Utility Consumers to Nearly $500 Million For Nuclear Reactors That Are Not Needed... and Very Likely Will Never Be Built TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Florida Public Service Commission...

2009-12-16 10:10:00

Rejection by Private Financing, Skyrocketing Cost Projections, Falling Demand, and Faulty Reactor Designs Can't Be Solved With U.S. Shifting to "Nuclear Socialism" to Bail Out Industry. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The beleaguered nuclear power industry is now the "public option" of U.S. energy, unable to move forward without a bailout in the form of taxpayer-backed loan guarantees involving a high risk of default. Citing three recent negative developments for the nuclear...

2009-11-05 09:00:00

Market Refusal to Finance New Reactors Reflects Unacceptable Financial Risks That Should Not be Ignored by Lawmakers; Taxpayers and Ratepayers Beware: Loan Guarantees and Other Subsidies Will Not Turn 'Uneconomic' Reactors Into Sound Investments. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Congress and the states do not follow the lead of Wall Street in declining to underwrite financially "risky and uneconomic" new nuclear reactors, the resulting taxpayer-backed loan guarantees and...

2009-10-14 11:28:00

Public Service Commission Urged to Reject Staff Recommendation for Rate Hikes to Pay for 4 New Reactors; Economic Analyst Warns of Dangerous 'Bet the Farm' Risks to Financial Viability of FPL and Progress Energy TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) should not vote Friday to rubber stamp staff recommendations that would impose a $200 million front-end bite on ratepayers before a single kilowatt of power is produced by new...

2009-07-16 14:17:00

Experts Find That FPL and PEF Assumptions Used to Justify New Reactors Are Not Valid TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading national expert on the financing of nuclear power reactors filed testimony Wednesday with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) in which he warns that it is "not prudent" to proceed with plans for building new nuclear reactors at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami and the proposed Progress Energy of...


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