Not one more taxpayer penny for new nuclear power!
Comment deadline is November 3, 2014.
Together, we beat back every effort to expand the pot of taxpayer money available in this unnecessary and dangerous program. Nine separate times, we won. The amount of money stayed at the Bush-era level of $18.6 Billion for new reactors and a couple billion more for fuel cycle facilities.
And, when DOE actually tried to start giving away nuclear loans, it found few takers. So far, only Southern Company's Vogtle complex in Georgia has received a taxpayer loan--of about $8 billion. And that project is, predictably, already well over-budget and behind-schedule. The risk of a default that would result in loss of the taxpayer money is growing daily.
You'd think the DOE would have learned its lesson: people don't want this program and even nuclear utilities are wary of building new reactors--they're just too expensive, even with taxpayer loans.
Instead, the DOE is trying again to give away the rest of the nuclear loan money it has: more than $10 Billion for new reactors, plus another $2 Billion for new fuel cycle facilities.
ACT NOW! Tell DOE: Not a penny more for new nuclear power!
NUKES? WE DON'T NEED THEM!
Many studies have shown a path to a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system. We have provided links to many of these below. More will be added as the studies continue to pour in...INFO > Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free - NIRS