A coal, nuclear power bailout may cost more than $34 billion, study says

July 20, 2018

A Trump administration plan to bail out otherwise uneconomical coal-fired and nuclear power plants potentially could cost consumers more than $34 billion over a 2-year period, a study commissioned by the Natural Gas Supply Association, American Petroleum Institute, and four other national energy associations concluded.

The Brattle Group, in a study that the groups jointly released on July 19, estimated that such a bailout could directly cost consumers:

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