NPEC releases “Nuclear Power as Taxpayer Patronage: A Case Study of Subsidies to Calvert Cliffs Unit 3”. Doug Koplow is the founder of Earth Track, an organization focused on comprehensive and accurate information on government interventions in energy markets. Jul 09, 2009 AUTHOR: Doug Koplow […]
What is the relationship between the economics of nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons? When security and arms control analysts list what has helped keep nuclear weapons technologies from spreading further than they already have, energy economics are rarely, if ever, mentioned. Yet, large civilian nuclear energy programs bring states quite a way towards developing nuclear weapons and it has been the poor economics of nuclear energy, more than any other force, which has hampered most states’ adoption of such projects.