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Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 21, 2019

Got a Closed Reactor to Sell? Introducing Holtec's Big Adventure

What is a savvy utility to do if it is wrapping up production at a plant that's been running for 40 years, and now faces decades of complex responsibility with no new revenues?  Unload it, of course.  But to whom?  The thing isn't making money; indeed, it'll soon start Hoovering cash.  Plus the… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 29, 2019

Big surprise: fossil fuels win under tax reform

Logo for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 Analysis of the early post-tax reform data from large public companies suggests that many profitable firms are paying no federal income taxes, and often getting refunds.  Firms involved with fossil fuels have been big winners.  An April paper by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 17, 2019

Tongass old growth timber: restarting old federal subsidies to clearcutting?

Tongass National Forest, Juneau, Alaska There are fewer and fewer non-fragmented ecosystems in the US; the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is one of them.  The Los Angeles Times notes that at 17 million acres, the Tongass is the "world's largest intact coastal temperate rain forest."  For nearly two decades, the federal… Read More