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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

2009-07-16 14:17:00

Experts Find That FPL and PEF Assumptions Used to Justify New Reactors Are Not ValidTALLAHASSEE, 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 Florida's...


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