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Clean Energy Advocates Should Oppose Subsidizing Coal

The Trump Administration’s proposed subsidy to coal and nuclear plants (the so-called NOPR) continues to roil the energy world. Some nuclear advocates, including the Nuclear Energy Institute and our former colleague (and current California gubernatorial candidate) Michael Shellenberger, are backing the proposed rule. I previously argued in this space that the rule is likely to result in more coal burning, at a time when coal is being displaced by cleaner and cheaper alternatives like gas and renewables.
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