I had to forward this information on government spending support for
renewable and nuclear energy. We need to work on our representatives! No
Nukes, Go Solar!
----- Original Message -----
From: Sierra Club PA <sierraclub.pa@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 11:24 AM
Subject: Fw: Surprise! Nukes received 96.3% of government support for
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Energyflak@...>
> Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 1:35 PM
> Subject: Surprise! Nukes received 96.3% of government support for
> renewables, etc.
> Energy imbalance — Out of $150 billion dollars spent from 1943 to 1999
> by the
> U.S. government on wind, solar and nuclear energy, nuclear has received
> percent of that support, according to a recent analysis issued by the
> Renewable Energy Policy Project. Nuclear energy saw $145 billion in
> subsidies, while PV and solar thermal power got $4.4 billion, and wind
> technology received $1.3 billion. Figures on support for hydropower are
> incomplete, but are estimated to total about $1.6 billion. The analysis
> provides information for the debate on government support for nuclear
> and for the claim that renewables are heavily subsidized.
> Jeanne K. Clark
> Media Specialist
> Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)
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