Tuesday, January 20, 2015

OHIO'S ANTI-GREEN SUICIDE

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?
  OHIO IS ABOUT TO GOUGE TAX/RATEPAYERS $3 BILLION TO SUBSIDIZE LETHAL COAL & NUKE BURNERS!!!!

    READ ALL ABOUT IT:   http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/20/ohios-anti-green-suicide/

      Ohio’s Anti-Green Suicide

Harvey Wasserman | January 20, 2015 9:41 am | Comments Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss.
 
Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion(BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America’s most dangerous nuke.
Approval would seal Ohio’s death notice.

Ohioans speak out against the $3 billion bailout to subsidize coal plants and the Davis-Besse nuclear plant owned by its unregulated affiliate, FirstEnergy Solutions. Photo credit: Ohio Citizen Action None of those coal/nuke burners can compete with the rising revolution in renewable energy. Throughout the world, similar outmoded facilities are shutting down.

In 2001, Ohio deregulated its electric markets. But the state’s nuke owners demanded nearly $10 billion in “stranded cost” handouts so the obsolete Davis-Besse and Perry reactors on Lake Erie could allegedly compete with more efficient technologies.

Today, despite the huge subsidies, renewables and fracked gas have completely priced them out of the market.

Davis-Besse—a Three Mile Island clone—is infamous worldwide for its horrific breakdowns, including two of the five worst in U.S. history since 1979 as listed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ….

  READ THE REST AT :  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/20/ohios-anti-green-suicide/