nuclear subsidies

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford)
Andy Chow

The plan to overhaul Ohio’s energy policy would get rid of the state’s green energy standards and would likely bailout nuclear power plants. The major utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly advocating for those two things to happen for years now. 

House Speaker Larry Householder draws up the details of his plan to overhaul energy policy in Ohio.
Andy Chow

A new proposal in the Ohio House would do away with renewable and efficiency standards, drawing a new fund to reward not only solar and wind production, but also nuclear power. 

Andy Chow

The state's two nuclear power plants are on track to be shut down in the next two years as the owner, FirstEnergy Solutions, files for bankruptcy. But there are still some options on the table, including a possible bill from Ohio lawmakers to save the plants through increased charges on electric bills. Opponents see that route as an unnecessary bailout, but workers say it will save their jobs and their town. 

FirstEnergy Solutions

FirstEnergy Solutions, which runs coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, is working on a new bankruptcy proposal after a federal judge denied their initial filing.

Andy Chow

State lawmakers are working on a bill that could effectively bailout the state’s two nuclear power plants. A piece of draft legislation would create subsidies, rewarding nuclear for not emitting carbon.