The New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will soon decide whether or not to raise prices
for every NJ electric customer by requiring we pay a new $300 million a year nuke
tax in order to boost the profits of profitable nuclear power corporations like PSEG and Exelon. Even without the tax, NJ consumers already pay the 11th
highest electricity prices in the country.
AARP isn’t against nuclear power and we are not against reasonable
rates. But electricity prices need to be
affordable and we are against paying a dime more than we have to for safe and
reliable electric service. There is no
independent evidence that a nuke tax is needed.
If the BPU decides to impose a new nuclear tax it could mean that NJ
consumers will be forced to pay subsidies to nuclear power companies that don’t
even operate in New Jersey. A nuke tax would also likely mean that NJ residents
would subsidize prices for utility customers and businesses in other states who
use the nuclear power generated in New Jersey.
Even worse the BPU plans to
make a decision on the nuke tax behind closed doors, without a consumer representative in the room.
Take Action Now!
The BPU is asking the public
what we think. The deadline for comment is by October 22, 2018.
Tell NJ's Utility Board Today: No Unfair Nuke Tax!
Dear Ms. Camacho-Welch Aida Camacho-Welch, Secretary of the Board of Public Utilities
I'm writing to urge you to protect consumers against an unfair nuclear tax. My rates should not be raised just to pad the profits of already profitable New Jersey nuclear power corporations.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]