A Comparison of Loan Guarantee Volume by Energy Technology

Good work by David Bradish — do check out David’s graphic:

Since the President’s support for nuclear was made clear at the State of the Union, our nuclear critics have dramatically ramped up their opposition to nuclear, particularly on loan guarantees.

Besides continuously repeating the debunked 50 percent default rate for nuclear, one detail often neglected by our critics is how much loan volume is proposed as well as currently available for various technologies. Below is a slide used by Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Loan Guarantee Program Office, in a briefing on his Office’s 2011 budget.

(…) If anyone is interested in some real facts on loan guarantees, please feel free to peruse (pdf).

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