New legislation to address Ohio’s scandal-ridden nuclear subsidy bill, H.B. 6, was introduced in the state’s House of Representatives on December 1. Unlike the measures introduced earlier this year that sought to either fully or partially repeal the bill, H.B. 798 calls for delaying subsidies for the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants by one year. (Currently, charges on ratepayers’ monthly electric bills are set to begin in January.) Cleveland.com has more on the story.
Also, following the introduction of H.B. 798, a series of hearings were held before the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight, with arguments for and against the bill. Testimony at the hearings, held on December 2, 3, and 8, as well as comments from Rep. James Hoops (R.), committee chair and sponsor of H.B. 798, can be accessed here.