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  1. This quote in the Sierra Magazine Jan.-Feb. issue from Amory Lovins. “So the government can continue to subsidize the industry, says Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, but the effect”will be the same as defibrillating a corpse: It will jump, but it will not revive.”

    A table with cost/kWh for several energy sources is given but nuclear is left out. A footnote in small print reads:

    What about nuclear? The U.S. Energy Information Administration calculates that the cost of nuclear power is 5.9 cents per kilowatt hour–but that includes massive federal subsidies. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute without these subsides nuclear power could not compete with energy efficiency and renewables.

    A big point is made that nuclear has received about one half of all R&D subsidies. What is not told is that nuclear has received about 10% of all subsidies to the energy sector. R&D subsidies account for only 19% of subsidies the energy sector according to the Management Information Service Inc.

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