The premature retirement of both FirstEnergy’s Beaver Valley and Exelon Generation’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plants could result in a $285 million increase in electricity costs to Pennsylvania consumers, a new study hypothesizes. The report, authored by consulting firm The Brattle Group, was commissioned by nuclear advocacy group Nuclear Matters. The nine-page report (reviewed by Kallanish Energy) examined the economic and environmental impacts of the potential closure of the two Pennsylvania nuclear plants, as well as two other FirstEnergy-owned plants in Ohio.
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The announced closure of four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania will lead to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, according to a report released by the Brattle Group. The retirement of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse, Perry and Three Mile Island plants will also mean higher electricity costs for residents, and the loss of thousands of jobs.
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