Say No to Special Nuclear Subsidies and Higher Electric Bills. Contact your State Senator today and tell them that you can’t afford higher electric bills.

A more competitive electricity marketplace in Pennsylvania has significantly lowered the price paid by power suppliers in recent years, which is good news for electricity consumers.  At the same time, those lower electricity prices have impacted the profitability of aging nuclear power plants to remain competitive energy providers.  Now the companies that own Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants are turning to state officials in Harrisburg for help capturing lost revenues in the form of subsidies passed along to consumers or tax credits that will further strain our state budget.

 

Pennsylvania deregulated its energy industry in 1996 when ratepayers were promised that a competitive market would yield new options for consumers and for businesses. Now that the market is working and showing benefits to consumers, the nuclear industry wants to change the rules.  Any state-imposed subsidies would unfairly and inappropriately interfere with the deregulated marketplace by propping up the nuclear industry and forcing utility consumers—residential, commercial and industrial—to pay more than the fair market price for electricity.

 

What’s more, nuclear power generated in Pennsylvania is sold to a regional market which provides electricity to 11 other states. That means subsidies imposed on Pennsylvania ratepayers would benefit consumers in other states by lowering their electricity bills—electricity Pennsylvanians aren’t even using—effectively saddling our residents with higher costs while giving a competitive advantage to other states.

 

Please contact your State Senator today and tell them that you can’t afford to pay higher electric bills and to say no to nuclear power industry subsidies.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

A more competitive electricity marketplace in Pennsylvania has significantly lowered the price paid by power suppliers in recent years, which is good news for electricity consumers. At the same time, those lower electricity prices have impacted the profitability of aging nuclear power plants to remain competitive energy providers. Now the companies that own Pennsylvania's nuclear plants are turning to state officials in Harrisburg for help capturing lost revenues in the form of subsidies passed along to consumers or tax credits that will further strain our state budget.



I can't afford to pay higher electric bills. Say no to nuclear power industry subsidies.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]