Power Plant Bill Has Strong Opposition
January 10, 2011 1 Comment
By Ed Rodgers
With the Oyster Creek reactor closing in nine years and no new generating stations constructed New Jersey needs to build a new power plant to handle its base load and reduce a 400 million dollar charge consumers now pay. However, a coalition of 520 businesses and utilities, including PSE&G, say the proposed bill will provide more than a billion dollars in subsidies for unnecessary power plants. Environmentalists also oppose it saying funding to develop cleaner renewable energy sources would be used for facilities that burn natural gas and coal.
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