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FirstEnergy’s dim idea

TOLEDO — “FirstEnergy thinks its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants are so wonderful that Ohioans should pay 5 percent more on their electric bills for the privilege of sharing a state with them.

…FirstEnergy also argues that unlike facilities that rely on wind and sunlight, nuclear plants operate around the clock. Does the company think coal and gas depend on good weather?

The company touts the jobs provided by nuclear plants. Every kind of electric production creates jobs. At the moment, natural gas is creating many more new jobs in America than nuclear power.

Moreover, the cost of electricity isn’t only a charge to consumers. Businesses pay too. So making power costlier could help drive companies away from Ohio, and jobs with them.”

— editorial, Toledo Blade

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