The Blade reports that a coalition, Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance, consisting of representatives of local government, schools, economic development groups, skilled trade unions, and businesses, has formed to propel legislative efforts to preserve the nuclear power plants, Davis-Besse east of Toledo and Perry Plant east of Cleveland. The coalition is driven by economic impacts should the plants close.
The plants have been unable to compete against cheap and abundant natural gas, and efforts for customers to subsidize operations have been rejected.
OMA’s Managing Director of Public Policy Ryan Augsburger said, “We will be learning more about their proposal and discussing it at OMA’s November 14 energy committee meeting. Any effort to subsidize uneconomical power plants is suspect at best. While manufacturers support nuclear power, it needs to be competitive.” 10/11/2018