State Climate Action Plan Recommends Maintaining Current Nuclear Generation Levels
A Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan released by Governor Tom Wolf recommends, among other things:
• Creating a diverse portfolio of clean, utility-scale electricity generation
• Increasing Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) Tier 1 targets, and further increase in-state generation and use of renewables
• Implementing policy to maintain nuclear generation at current levels
The plan does not recommend a specific policy to maintain the current nuclear generation levels, but does cite a ZEC program or AEPS carve-out as potential solutions.
The report does not recommend any specific policies to develop utility-scale renewable generation, unlike a recent Solar Future Plan released by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which, as exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, had proposed use of long-term utility contracts to support solar and had recommended consideration of utility ownership of solar