Nuclear debate heating up in General Assembly

Nuclear debate heating up in General Assembly

The debate on a bill that would require energy companies to purchase alternative energy credits from renewable energy sources — including nuclear power — is poised to be a fiery one next week as the House Consumer Affairs Committee holds their first hearing on the bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) that could save Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry.
 
Mehaffie’s bill creates a third tier in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which requires energy distribution companies to purchase certain percentages of power from alternative sources. Opponents of the bill believe it would result in ratepayers subsidizing nuclear power companies, but Mehaffie maintains that the bill is necessary to keep energy rates low in Pennsylvania. 
Thursday, April 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

According to a poll released Wednesday by American Petroleum Institute-PA, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the concept of a consumer-funded nuclear bailout.

While there currently is no specific legislation introduced to create such a bailout, API spokesperson Michael Tadeo said the organization wanted to get out ahead of the issue.

 

“We wanted to inform members of the statehouse as they return in September that voters in the state are against this,” he said. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Department of Health to offer free KI tablets for those near nuclear plants

Department of Health to offer free KI tablets for those near nuclear plants

For those living within 10 miles of one of the state’s five nuclear power plants, the Department of Health is offering free potassium iodide or KI tablets. It is also available for those who work or go to school within a 10-mile radius.

Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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