Is nuclear getting blown away?

Industry blames cheap, subsidized wind power for woes

Posted: March 12, 2013 at 3:16 a.m.

Dietz Brothers Inc. towermen attach the blades of a Polaris America LLC wind turbine installed by Renewable Energy SD in Elgin, Minn., in February 2012.

A glut of government-subsidized wind power may help accomplish a goal some environmentalists have sought for decades: kill off U.S. nuclear power plants while reducing reliance on electricity from burning coal.

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Business, Pages 23 on 03/12/2013


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