30 Oct '12, 5pm

Is the Unthinkable Possible: Feed-in Tariffs for Coal and Nuclear?

Is the Unthinkable Possible: Feed-in Tariffs for Coal and Nuclear?

Some opponents of nuclear power have gone so far as to call for feed-in tariffs for nuclear. They reason that if the nuclear industry had to publicly reveal their fully-burdened costs, politicians would choose cheaper and less risky renewable energy rather than face the wrath of their constituents. This will soon be put to the test. Within days the coalition government of Britain will introduce its so-called Electricity Market Reform (EMR) bill. The proposal will usher in a new era of feed-in tariffs for power generation, including tariffs for new nuclear plants. Meanwhile the conservative state of Indiana has introduced--without much fanfare--a one-off feed-in tariff for synthetic gas. Transparency Questioned One of the attributes of a well-designed feed-in tariff for renewables is transparency. Typically, the tariffs are set in a public process either through legislation...

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