Renewable Advocates Hold Swing Vote in PA's Nuclear Debate

Renewable Advocates Hold Swing Vote in PA's Nuclear Debate
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The debate over Pennsylvania's proposed $500 million nuclear rescue package pits the natural gas and nuclear industries in an epic struggle between the state's two energy giants. But renewable power advocates believe they hold the swing vote in a tight battle, and they want a seat at the table.

Several Philadelphia area legislators were set to introduce bills that will dramatically increase the share of solar and wind power included in any electricity sold in the state, which they say would strengthen support for green energy in the current Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards law (AEPS).

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