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    Subsidies and Taxes Complicate the Future of Nuclear Power

    Rising maintenance costs and a sharp decrease in natural gas prices have put the future of some nuclear power plants into question. But other plants face retirement under the burden of specific taxes and anti-competitive green energy subsidies. Mark Cooper, a senior fellow at the Vermont Law School, recently published … More

    Vermont Yanks the Rug Out From Under its Nuclear Future

    In a highly publicized decision last week, the Vermont Senate voted to potentially close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the state’s only nuclear plant.  The non-binding vote marked the culmination of a year-long debate in Vermont as to whether the state should renew the operating license of Vermont Yankee, … More