No nukes would ever be built, if
there were no subsidies for any power plants.
What about the free market?
Imagine the tax revenue from taxing legal pot and the budget savings if there were no subsidies for any power plant. Would they build solar and wind knowing the cost of power would never change? Or would they build coal, oil, natural gas, or nuclear?
That doesn’t even consider the benefits for preventing more climate change and the health cost for poison emissions.