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Task ESSAY QUESTIONS The plants will experience high costs in operations. This is due to the fact that, nuclear plants usually generate nuclear wastes that are dangerous to human health. Hence the plants will be forced to factor in the costs of safety into its operations which may prove to be quiet high.By providing license to FPL, there will be increased supply of energy into the Florida grid. However, the population is also increasing but not at the same rate. Hence, supply exceeds demand which reduces the cost of energy while consumers are also protected from exploitation from other firms since the market will be competitive. Thus the consumer can save more that he/she spends in other utilities helps increasing the spending power in the economy which is useful for economic growth (Georgescu and Nicholas, 2014).Giving the license to FPL may lead to monopoly supply in Florida and thus exploits the households. Addition of the two plants will make the firm to produce more units than the rest and become a dominant player in the market (Georgescu and Nicholas, 2014). Thus they will influence major decisions in the market such as prices hence can charge more, than if the firms were in competitive market.The firm however, can exploits as other means such as wind, geothermal, biomass and even solar. This means are quiet cheap and less harmful to the environment. Thus if well harnessed, can provide a good choice to nuclear energy.FPL should cater for the external costs due to harmful exposure of the public e.g. by constructing hospitals (Georgescu and Nicholas, 2014). Put measures to prevent occurrences such as earthquake due to construction of the firm into water bodies. The benefits that come with excess plants are more than demerits. More supply of energy into the economy reduces manufacturing costs of many firms. This translates into low prices to consumers which eventually helps the economy to grow. Thus I will vote for the plants to be constructed.Work citedGeorgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. Energy and economic myths: institutional and analytical economic essays. Elsevier, 2014.