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Nuclear Plant Bailout Repeal Gaining Traction In Ohio Senate

Feb 23, 2021

The Perry nuclear power plant is one two plants operated by Energy Harbor that benefited from HB6
Credit Andy Chow

A measure to repeal the nuclear power plant bailout law is gaining momentum in the Ohio Senate.

Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.  

 

The Republican-backed bill would end the proposed increase to monthly electric bills meant to subsidize two nuclear power plants.

 

It passed committee and is on its way to a possible full Senate vote

 

But opponents of HB6 say the proposal doesn't go far enough.

 

Democrats want a full repeal of HB6 which not only ends the nuclear bailout but revives green energy standards.

 

However, a measure doing away with just the nuclear subsidies seems to have the most traction.