It happens alot, one of its symptoms is "Greenwash" (a useful adjunct to the miasma of disinformation and news management for the unsustainable resource exploiting industries), however its importance is most frequently overlooked. Take "Fukushima" for instance, in terms of the international safety profile of the nuclear industry it has of-course been disastrous yet its economic consequences have been massively underestimated. The "Powers that Be" ("P.t.B"s), are desperately trying to ameliorate the political consequences of the disaster but haven't a clue how to tackle the economic or environmental ones. Unfortunately (for it), if we were to remove the key log of nuclear power the old-order would be swamped by the deluge (because without nuclear weapons the old empires have no "presence"), that's far from the whole story though for in an even more profound sense the notion that man may "subjugate" the atom underpins an entire philosophy of domination and exploitation that exists at both economically deterministic extremities of the socio/political continuum, therefore nuclear power will remain a necessary loss-leader for all exploitative regimes.
Municipal waste incinerator projects always run at a loss, they simply encourage people to accept the perpetuation of the brightly packaged (and lucrative -for some-), gee-gaw culture whilst imagining that they are "cleaning up" their waste environmentally (or rather, "encourages them to remain in denial concerning such irrelevances"). Fracking and incineration are also both necessary loss leaders, neither
are actually profitable in themselves; incineration provides an
apparently benign end-user for the oil industry but fracking is truly,
"the Plebs scrabbling in the Roman dirt beneath the emperor's balcony for
debased currency"! As the most recent edition to the mutinous crew
"Fracking" is actually (for most people who oppose it), the most
transparently ludicrous of the three for it smacks of exactly the same
desperation as that displayed by the citizens of Rome as they grovelled
at the emperor's feet.