22 Feb '12, 3pm

The Nuclear Industry’s Answer to Its Marketplace Woes: A sign of the nuclear industry’s difficult situation in...

The Nuclear Industry’s Answer to Its Marketplace Woes: A sign of the nuclear industry’s difficult situation in...

A sign of the nuclear industry’s difficult situation in the aftermath of Fukushima is a proposal before the Iowa legislature that would allow utility MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, to build a new nuclear facility in the state using Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) financing (also called advanced cost recovery). “Investment in nuclear power is the antithesis of the kind of investments you would want to make under the current uncertain conditions ,” explained nuclear industry authority Mark Cooper, a senior fellow for economic analysis at Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment. “They cannot raise the capital to build these plants in normal markets under the normal regulatory structures.” CWIP would allow the utility to raise the money necessary to build a nuclear power plant by billing ratepayers i...

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