Lawmakers “probably” will try again to vote on the bill on Aug. 1, depending on members’ availability.
House Bill 6 requires monthly surcharges on electric bills ranging from 85 cents for residential customers to $2,400 for major industrial plants to fuel a $170 million-a-year fund.
Might we be further ahead putting that kind of money toward upgrades and deployment of wind, solar, battery storage and the power grid?
House Bill 6 would have Ohio go backward.
Ohio senators deserve praise for removing the anti-wind referendum provision.
Ohio’s two nuclear facilities provide 90 percent of the emission free energy in Ohio.
Legislation would help protect nuclear power, which is by far our state’s largest source of emissions-free energy.
Rep. Stein: By preserving 4,300 jobs at the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants, “we ensure the availability of a highly specialize workforce in Ohio.”
Every residential ratepayer in Ohio would be charged up to $1 per month to create a “clean-air” fund that would raise about $190 million per year.
Local governments line up to support of keeping nuclear power plant running.