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  •  well why not---we're already paying for the (4+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, wader, Tinfoil Hat, Calamity Jean

    two nukes in Florida they're not gonna build.

    And the broken one they're not gonna fix.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:23:21 AM PST

    •  And ultimately, for disposal and guarding the (3+ / 0-)
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      David54, brasilaaron, Calamity Jean

      plant until its dismantled (and you'll pay for the dismantling, too).

      With nuclear, the cost of energy produced including building, operating, waste and dismantling makes it a generational problem.  Those that NEVER got so much of a watt of energy will still pay the costs.

      Privatize the profits, socialize the costs.

      The only hawk I like is the kind that has feathers.

      by cany on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:51:06 AM PST

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      •  here's the fun part--under "nuclear cost recovery" (2+ / 0-)
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        cany, Tinfoil Hat

        laws, Duke has not only already been charging its customers for those nukes it will never build----but those charges already contained Duke's 10% "guaranteed return on investment".

        So not only did Duke not pay a dime for its nukes, but it got a 10% profit for not building them.

        In the end, reality always wins.

        by Lenny Flank on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 09:10:14 AM PST

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        •  Sweet deal. Are there ANY consumer (1+ / 0-)
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          agencies that could turn that ship around and make Duke repay ratepayers?

          This is just SO wrong.

          The only hawk I like is the kind that has feathers.

          by cany on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 11:08:05 AM PST

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          •  there is the Florida Public Service Commission (1+ / 0-)
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            which is quite literally owned by the electric companies. Before Duke bought Progress Energy, the PSC was known as the "Progress Service Commission".

            It is no coincidence that the three large electric companies in Florida are also the three largest campaign contributors in state legislature elections.

            In the end, reality always wins.

            by Lenny Flank on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 03:44:10 PM PST

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