Nuclear

‘Ramifications for Gas Markets’ as Nuclear Subsidies Approved in New Jersey

Yet another state will support nuclear power plants with subsidies as New Jersey regulators last week officially approved a zero emissions credit (ZEC) program that both gas-fired generators and environmental groups had fought.

April 22, 2019
Another Battlefront Opens for NatGas as Nuclear Subsidies Bill Lands in Ohio

Another Battlefront Opens for NatGas as Nuclear Subsidies Bill Lands in Ohio

Yet another bill to support struggling nuclear power plants with state subsidies has been introduced, this time in Ohio, where FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries have announced plans to close the state’s two reactors without legislation or market reform to help them. The natural gas industry immediately decried the legislation as it continues to fight similar proposals nationwide.

April 15, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Denies NatGas-Fired Generators Challenge of Nuclear Subsidies

Incentives for nuclear power plants being advanced in various parts of the country appeared to gain ground Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Electric Power Supply Association’s (EPSA) petition challenging state subsidies for the facilities in New York and Illinois.

April 15, 2019

Natural Gas, Nuclear Interests Again Clashing Over Pennsylvania Power Subsidies

The natural gas industry went before Pennsylvania lawmakers to again spar with representatives of the nuclear power sector, who pushed in recent testimony before the state Senate’s consumer protection committee for passage of a bill requiring electric distribution companies and suppliers to purchase credits from nuclear plants.

April 12, 2019

Natural Gas-Fired Power Outpaces Coal for First Time in PJM

Natural gas-fired electricity output exceeded coal-fired generation last year for the first time in the history of the nation’s largest grid operator PJM Interconnection, according to a report released last week by its independent market monitor.

March 18, 2019

Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Bill Designed to Compete with NatGas

Legislation has been introduced in Pennsylvania to support nuclear power plants that face stiff competition from natural gas in the wholesale markets by requiring electric distribution companies and suppliers to purchase credits from the facilities.

March 13, 2019

Oil, Gas Industry Urge Supreme Court to Rule Against State Nuclear Subsidies

Trade associations representing the oil and gas industry are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to find that state subsidies used to prop up uneconomic nuclear power plants are unfair because they interfere with FERC’s exclusive authority over wholesale rates in the energy market.

February 12, 2019

Pennsylvania Takes Another Step Toward Legislation to Benefit Nuclear Power

Pennsylvania lawmakers are circulating memos in both the state House and Senate seeking sponsors for legislation that would better support the state’s five nuclear power plants as the facilities continue to face stiff competition from other generation sources such as natural gas.

February 8, 2019
Gas-Fired Generators Ask Supreme Court to Review Nuclear Plant Subsidies

Gas-Fired Generators Ask Supreme Court to Review Nuclear Plant Subsidies

The Electric Power Suppliers Association (EPSA), which overwhelmingly represents independent natural gas-fired electricity generators across the country, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge against subsidies for nuclear power plants in New York and Illinois.

January 9, 2019

Nuclear Power Subsidies Inch Forward in Pennsylvania As Natural Gas Industry Digs In

A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers has advanced recommendations for supporting five nuclear power plants in the state that face stiff competition in wholesale electricity markets, setting the stage for a continued battle with the natural gas industry and other interests opposed to any kind of government intervention.

January 2, 2019