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The Ohio 'Clean Air' Energy Bill Cuts Out Wind and Solar Credits

Nuclear power is the big winner in a new comprehensive energy bill moving through the State Legislature in Ohio.
May 25, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Oak Harbor, Ohio
The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Daniel J. Macy

"The Ohio House has dramatically changed the comprehensive energy bill that would bailout the state’s nuclear power plants and repeal alternative energy mandates," reports Andy Chow.

"Under the changes neither wind nor solar power can qualify for the so-called 'Clean Air Credits,'" which leaves only nuclear power as the beneficiary of the bill from an industry standpoint.

Ratepayer, however, will also pay less to cover the costs of the subsidies. "The charge to residential ratepayers was cut from $2.50 to $1 a month. Taking the pot of money for credits from $300 million to about $190 million," according to Chow.

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Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Statehouse News Bureau
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