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Pacific Northwest ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars by shutting down NW nuclear-power plan

Study: Savings possible by shutting down NW nuclear-power plant Seattle Times  February 21, 2017 The Associated Press  PORTLAND (AP) — A new study says Pacific Northwest ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant and replace its output with renewable energy.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2lJ7Z7q) that the Portland-based McCullough Research consulting firm estimated savings from $261.2 million to $530.7 million over 10 years due to historically low renewable energy prices.

 The report was commissioned by the anti-nuclear group Physicians for Social Responsibility and is the latest salvo against the aging plant….http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/study-savings-possible-by-shutting-down-nuclear-power-plant/
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February 22, 2017 - Posted by | business and costs, USA

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