Event Summary

TCS Presents “Subsidizing Small Modular Reactors”

May 30, 2013

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Taxpayers for Common Sense was invited today to present on federal taxpayer subsidies and liabilities surrounding small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in an event hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. To date, the Department of Energy (DOE) has directed approximately $100 million to the nuclear power industry to commercialize SMRs in the United States. Further, DOE has committed more than $450 million to SMRs between 2012 and 2017. In a time of fiscal austerity and a nearly $17 trillion national debt, taxpayers should not be forced to provide the mature and profitable nuclear power industry with additional handouts.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
  • Autumn Hanna, Senior Program Director at Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Tom Clements, Southeast Nuclear Campaign Coordinator with Friends of the Earth
  • Sara Barczak, High Risk Energy Choices Program Director with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

To view our power point presentation, click here OR see the attached document.

To listen to the audio & video along with the other guest speaker presentations, click here.

For more information on taxpayer subsidies for small modular reactors, see our materials below:


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