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Connecticut lawmakers want to call nuclear power “renewable”

Legislation That Would Support Connecticut Nuclear Plant Released, Courant, 14 Mar 17 Stephen Singer  Contact Reporter

The measure, released Monday by the legislature’s energy and technology committee, gives the state new authority to include nuclear energy in the portfolio of other zero- or low-carbon emission sources of power…….

A group of power producers criticized the legislation as “bad for residents and bad for business.”

“It would provide Millstone a huge corporate payout funded by raising utility bills for businesses and residents,” said the group, which includes Calpine Corp., Dynegy, NRG Energy and the Electric Power Supply Association.

As other states subsidize nuclear energy, the Connecticut proposal is touted by Dominion as a measure that provides no subsidy but gives it the ability to compete with other sources of energy.

Power producers and consumer advocates are demanding that Dominion open its financial records to show why it needs the legislation…..http://www.courant.com/business/hc-millstone-energy-legislationrecovered-tue-mar-14-103723-2017–20170314-story.html

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March 15, 2017 - Posted by | politics, USA

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