Ohio House panel slows nuclear 'bailout' plan

COLUMBUS — New subsidies to reward the generation of power that emits no or less carbon into the air would be implemented more slowly under a bill approved Thursday by a Ohio House of Representatives subcommittee.

But while it might take a bit longer getting there, critics argue the bill still represents a consumer bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear power plants on the shore of Lake Erie.

...The bill would generally get rid of Ohio’s current mandates that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources, like wind and solar, and gradually reduce electricity consumption overall through efficiency programs.

It would replace those programs with credits for the generation of zero-emissions power, such as nuclear and renewable sources, and existing polluting sources like coal and natural gas that show they are reducing their carbon dioxide emissions."

— Jim Provance, Toledo Blade

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