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PA Pols Pitch Plan to Save Nuclear Power

March 12, 2019

Politicians in Pennsylvania have proposed a plan to save the state’s five nuclear power plants. A $500 million proposal would allow the plants to tap into incentives designed for green energy. Proponents claim the move would cost the average residential customer less than two dollars per month on their electric bills and would save 16,000 jobs.

Pennsylvania industrials have lined up in opposition. The Industrial Energy Consumers of Pennsylvania said the measure — which would direct utilities to buy power from nuclear facilities — would increase electricity prices, pushing industrial users to cut jobs.

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