Bloomberg Law
June 10, 2019, 9:00 AM

Ohio Mulls Zapping Renewables to Prop Up Aging Nuclear Plants

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

States like New York and Illinois recently pledged ratepayer dollars to support aging nuclear power plants, and they made those incentives part of an overall carbon-reduction strategy that bolstered renewable energy.

But Ohio is considering an unprecedented rollback of its renewable energy and efficiency programs in a bill (House Bill 6) providing taxpayer support for two struggling FirstEnergy Solutions plants along Lake Erie. The bill also allows local township referendum veto power over wind farm permits already issued by the state.

Critics say Ohio is taking a short-term view, bolstering its nuclear plants without laying the ...

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