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Senate’s new nuclear bailout bill would keep renewable energy programs

Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Photo by NRC

COLUMBUS — “The owner of the state’s two nuclear plants still would get the subsidies it says it needs to stay in business under revised legislation introduced Wednesday in the Ohio Senate.

The same goes for two old coal-fired power plants, one in Ohio and the other in Indiana.

However, in a key difference from the House version of the bill to overhaul the state’s energy laws, the legislation introduced in the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee would maintain energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs, but they would be weaker than they are now.”

— Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch

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