Some environmental groups see a proposed nuclear power plant bailout as an opportunity to boost clean energy, too.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fully funded through 2019 and not affected by the partial government shutdown.
The Ohio Supreme Court heard argument on the lack of limits for FirstEnergy’s credit rider.
FirstEnergy wants to transfer a West Virginia coal plant into its bankrupt subsidiary’s portfolio, but the justification for the move is in doubt as the company seeks other coal plant closures.
Environmental advocates have jumped another hurdle in their quest to make sure FirstEnergy and its subsidiaries provide enough funding for safe closure of their nuclear power plants.