Lawmakers were right to reject Big Energy’s attempt to bamboozle consumers | Opinion
It’s time that big energy corporations are held accountable.
Lawmakers are right not to fall for Exelon’s heavy-handed tactics | Opinion
The issue is not that Exelon won't be making money if Three Mile Island closes. It's just that it won't be making as much money. That's not a good argument.
Three Mile Island will close this fall, as time runs out for Legislature to advance nuclear bills
One of the Republican lawmakers pushing a bill to aid the state's nuclear industry said Wednesday "there is not sufficient support to advance a proposal in time" to keep Three Mile Island in Dauphin County open.
Pa. lawmakers should consider this Senate alternative to a nuke bailout | Opinion
While it’s true that nuclear generation doesn’t emit greenhouse gases, there are several important reasons why I feel this is the wrong way to go.
So about that fallout from the nukes bill | Editorial Cartoon
You'll find the mushroom cloud of anger over the ratepayers heads.
Subsidies are in the spotlight as fossil fuel industries hammer proposed Pa. nuclear deal
Advocates for Pennsylvania’s influential natural gas and coal industries laid into the nuclear industry during a Monday hearing on Pennsylvania’s proposed nuclear deal that would treat the industry’s five plants like solar, wind, and other alternative energy producers. Speaking to the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Rachel Gleason — executive director of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance […]
A former governor supports a bill to aid Pa.’s nuclear industry, but a Senate committee isn’t so sure
Now that it’s been 15 years since he championed Pennsylvania’s clean energy law, Gov. Ed Rendell wishes he could go back in time and change a few things.
Former Gov. Tom Ridge backs deal to help state nuclear industry
At the first of four hearings on a bill written to aid the state’s nuclear power sector, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge told a state House panel Monday that he supports giving the industry a helping hand. Ridge, the nation’s first Homeland Security secretary, told the House Consumer Affairs Committee the choice facing lawmakers is […]
Why some environmental groups oppose a bill to help out low-carbon nuclear plants
After Sen. Ryan Aument revealed his version of a plan to prop up the state’s nuclear power plants on Wednesday, it didn’t take long for the criticism to start rolling in. “We don’t need to see the forthcoming bill to know that any proposed legislation would rob ratepayers, including Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, to support […]
Pa.’s nuke industry doesn’t want a bailout. It wants a handout | Opinion
By Michael Peters Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth are starting to receive direct mail and see headlines about the nuclear industry and its stated need for a bailout to keep its plants open. Bills in the state House and Senate would do just that. Let’s be clear: If state lawmakers go along with this, it won’t […]
Senate proposal to aid Pennsylvania’s ailing nuclear industry comes with same $450 million price tag
The bill is sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster.
Poll: Pennsylvania voters strongly support nuclear energy as Legislature debates bailout
Lawmakers may be skeptical about a plan to keep the state’s nuclear power plants afloat, but a new poll has found it has broad public support despite its anticipated cost to consumers.