First Energy Nuclear Credit Effort Stalls

(Columbus, OH) FirstEnergy's proposal to get a nuclear plant subsidy from Ohio lawmakers has stalled.

The utility wants so-called zero emissions credits for the Davis-Bess nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor and the Perry nuclear station east of Cleveland.  

The proposal has stalled in committee at the state Legislature. The zero emission credits would increase residential electric customers' bills by about five dollars per month. 

First Energy has threatened to sell or close those nuclear power plants without the zero emission credits, which environmentalists and other critics call a cash grab.

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