A new proposal to prop up the state’s biomass power plants is modeled after nuclear subsidies in Illinois and New York.
Ohio Republicans pushing a bill to subsidize two nuclear plants are finding themselves at odds with conservative groups in the state.
A second version of legislation in Ohio designed to subsidize the operation of two nuclear power plants appears to be have the same limitations on renewable energy development as the first version.
In a significant challenge to Republican leadership, Ohio House Democrats said Monday they would hold their own review of controversial legislation designed to subsidize nuclear power and undercut renewable energy development.
Hearings continue this week in the Ohio House on the bill, which creates a “Clean Air Program” that appears aimed toward existing nuclear and coal plants.