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Nuclear subsidy litigation goes to the European Commission

Energy Fair, based in the UK, has just launched a case before the European Commission challenging a range of subsidies to nuclear power in the UK.  Among other issues, the complaint attacks artificially low caps on operator liabilities for accidents and waste disposal.  They estimate that the accident liability cap alone, were it removed, would increase the price of nuclear-generated electricity by a minimum of 14 euro-cents per kWh.  This would be enough to make the resource uncompetitive with alternatives.

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