Nuclear Subsidies

Subsidies to various types of energy are significant and impact the way energy systems are designed. The Global Subsidies Initiative has been working since 2005 to analyze and advise on subsidies to fossil fuels, biofuels and renewable energy. But what about subsidies to nuclear power? 

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It’s Official: The United Kingdom is to subsidize nuclear power, but at what cost?

The United Kingdom may soon be entering a new phase of development of nuclear power generation. A review of planned subsidies by the Global Subsidies Initiative to the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear project finds billions of pounds in committed subsidies and the government on the hook for billions more if the project fails to deliver. For a summary of findings, see the IISD blog post The United Kingdom is to Subsidize Nuclear Power—But at what cost?

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