E&E News: Battles erupt over Ohio's new nuclear 'bailout' plan

From E&E News: “With just days before the Ohio Legislature adjourns for the summer, the state Senate introduced the latest revisions to a divisive bill to subsidize the state's two nuclear plants along Lake Erie and a pair of Cold War-era coal plants.

“The latest version of H.B. 6 still includes the $150 million in aid that FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. said is necessary to keep the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants running and would guarantee that millions of dollars continue flowing to coal plants owned by Ohio utilities.

“The new draft adds up to $20 million specifically set aside for utility-scale solar projects. But like the previous version of the bill, it would significantly water down the state's modest clean energy standards.”

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