Wind Tax Windfalls, Nuclear Tax Burdens

This Week in Nuclear Episode #78 – MP3 File In this episode of This Week in Nuclear I interview Joseph Somsel, the author of “How Taxes Pervert Our Energy Choices”.  Our discussion covered a wide range of topics including: How favorably short depreciation schedules for wind have created a “gold mine” for investors, virtually independent of how much electricity the wind turbines produce. How nuclear investors would benefit if new nuclear plants received the same treatment as new wind turbines. How tax law have created hidden massive subsidies for wind energy, but added tax burdens for nuclear. A creative option for funding the industrial infrastructure needed for nuclear fuel cycling. Comparisons of the lifetime energy provided by similar investments in wind and nuclear. Who pays for new transmission lines to support new wind turbines and new nuclear plants. What do nuclear loan guarantees actually guarantee? Be sure to read some of Mr. Somsel’s other works.  Here are a couple of places to start: The American Thinker Energy Pulse John...

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