Post Tagged with: "HB6"

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station cooling tower in July 2015 (Credit: Gregory Varnum, Creative Commons).
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Bailout of Ohio’s nuclear power plants may come too late for FirstEnergy Solutions

COLUMBUS — “Meanwhile, recent testimony in Columbus by outside economists might have led to a more cautious Senate. One is Paul Sotkiewicz, a former chief economist for PJM Interconnection, which runs the electricity grid in the region. Sotkiewicz, who now is a consultant based in Florida, also is a former economist at […]

This Ohio Power Siting Board map shows all existing and proposed wind projects in the state. Turbine setback laws passed in 2014 have stifled development in recent years, and the climate for wind energy could worsen if the Legislature adopts a bill to eliminate the renewable energy standard. Source: Ohio Power Siting Board
Ohio Utility Bailouts / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Strangled Ohio wind industry: ‘We don’t want to give up’

COLUMBUS — “For the past five years, wind developers in Ohio have faced what they describe as among the most restrictive turbine-siting rules anywhere in the United States. More challenges may be mounting. Ohio lawmakers are now considering a controversial energy bill, H.B. 6, that would eliminate or weaken the […]

The Capital building in Columbus, Ohio. 
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Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio Senate struggles to revise nuclear subsidy bill amid intense political maneuvering

COLUMBUS — “After nearly three months of committee hearings in the Ohio House and Senate, legislation crafted to subsidize two nuclear power plants while scrapping renewable energy mandates and energy efficiency programs is so bollixed that lawmakers Monday were struggling to write a new bill. Republican Senate leadership is aiming to […]

State Senator Matt Dolan, a Republican, @ElectMattDolan says he's working on an HB6 alternative & questions the need to pass nuke subsidies by June 30.
FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Day of reckoning nears for Ohio nuclear bailout bill

COLUMBUS — “Next week will be an important one in deciding the fate of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants and the state’s green-energy mandates. House Bill 6, which would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants and scrap Ohio’s energy-efficiency and renewable-energy standards for utilities, must be passed […]