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.
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.
‘Bad public policy and an unfair burden:’ Electric utility PPL warns that nuke bailout will cost customers $130M a year
*This story was updated on Thursday afternoon with new comments from a PPL spokesman. The nuclear industry bill introduced in the Republican-controlled state House this week can count one more member on its long list of critics: Central Pennsylvania’s main power supplier. Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL), a utility company headquartered in Allentown, told customers […]
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 […]
With plant shutdowns looming, Pa.’s nuclear industry braces for a policy showdown
Pennsylvania gets almost half of its energy from nuclear power, but that could soon change if lawmakers don’t amend the state’s alternative energy policies. Two of Pennsylvania’s five nuclear power plants are headed toward shutdown in the next two years due to stiff competition from the state’s natural gas providers. Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry create more […]