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.
Anti-nuclear activists cry foul over Exelon’s request to use TMI decommissioning dollars for waste storage
The owner of Three Mile Island in Dauphin County is asking the feds for permission to use a decommissioning nest egg to pay for keeping nuclear waste safe, drawing the ire of anti-nuclear activists. Exelon Corporation, a Chicago-based energy producer, has requested federal approval to use dollars set aside to help safely close TMI, just […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Pa. lawmakers are skeptical of a proposed nuclear rescue. Could more solar panels and wind turbines get the job done?
The plan by Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, would add the nuclear industry into the state’s existing alternative energy portfolio.
Consumers would foot the bill to prop up Pa.’s ailing nuke plants under state House proposal
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP — Capping years of effort and millions of dollars in lobbying by the energy industry, a Pennsylvania lawmaker on Monday rolled out his plan to keep the state’s nuclear power plants open. Speaking from a union hall in suburban Harrisburg, Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Derry, unveiled House Bill 11, which would effectively require […]
How many times are we going to bailout Three Mile Island? | Opinion
If consumers already paid to build Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants, and then paid off the debt on the nuclear plants, why does Three Mile Island need yet another bailout?
Should lawmakers prop up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear industry? The debate, explained
When you turned on the lights in your house this morning, there’s a good chance the electricity came from a nuclear power plant. Nuclear energy has been Pennsylvania’s largest energy source for decades. But the industry says it’s struggling to maintain its foothold as energy demand flatlines and natural gas prices plummet. The issue Two […]