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An attempt to save Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island fell apart, but that doesn’t mean state lawmakers will abandon support for nuclear subsidies altogether.
The fate of Three Mile Island looks bleaker as Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up hearings that considered subsidizing the state’s nuclear fleet.
Pennsylvania joined the U.S. Climate Alliance after releasing its own action plan to achieve a 26% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Pennsylvania senators waded into the debate over subsidizing the state’s nuclear fleet, questioning owners’ need for a legislative solution.
Critics of a bill to subsidize Pennsylvania’s failing nuclear fleet advised state lawmakers to put the brakes on the proposal, saying it would distort the deregulated energy markets.
It’s been nearly 3 weeks since Pa. lawmakers proposed a $500 million plan to subsidize the state’s nuclear fleet, and hearings on the issue are weeks away.
Memos supporting a plan to save Pennsylvania’s nuclear reactors began circulating through the state legislature as the window to prevent closures dwindles.
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