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New Jersey Bill to subsidise nuclear power – dead in the water – for now

PSEG NUCLEAR SUBSIDY BILL KILLED IN LAME-DUCK SESSION, NJ Spotlight,  | JANUARY 4, 2018 “………..A controversial bill to subsidize nuclear power plants apparently is dead — at least in the lame-duck session scheduled to end next week, with opposition from too many quarters finally taking a toll.

The legislation, pushed by Public Service Enterprise Group for more than a year, would have asked ratepayers to pony up $300 million annually to help prop up the company’s three nuclear units in South Jersey.

The bill (S-3560), up for a vote in the Senate today, faltered in the lower house when Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Democrat from Secaucus, balked at posting it. His decision came after a meeting with Gov.-elect Phil Murphy yesterday and rising concern among some lawmakers over the bill being rushed through in the last days of the current session…..http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/01/03/pseg-nuclear-subsidy-bill-killed-in-lame-duck-session/

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January 7, 2018 - Posted by | politics, USA

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