Report Projects DOE Coal, Nuclear Bailout Costs Could Top $34 Billion

By [email protected] Analysis out this week from the Brattle Group estimates the Trump administration’s coal and nuclear support plan could cost between $9.7 billion and $17.2 billion annually.

Working off of the light details presented in a draft memorandum released by Bloomberg in May, the Brattle Group analyzed several scenarios the administration might utilize to support nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

One assumes the government would pay an average $50 per kilowatt flat-rate to all plants, costing $16.7 billion a year. In another, facilities experiencing shortfalls would be compensated directly at a customized level between $43 to $58 per kilowatt, costing between $9.7

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