“In response to Crain’s June 10 editorial calling House Bill 6 “bad policy,” I see on the Ohio Public Utilities Commission website that nuclear power is 15% of the total electricity production in Ohio. The website also tells me that nuclear power is 80%-plus of all carbon-combustion-free electricity. The state Legislature has a mandate for 12.5% renewable electrical production from wind and solar sources.
It makes no sense to replace one proven, paid-for, existing clean electricity generation method for electricity sources that depend on the weather and daylight cycles, are by their very nature variable and require gas backup when they cannot produce the electricity needed.
Seems like we would be swapping out steady, reliable production for significantly less reliable production that still needs fossil fuel backup. I don’t know if you’ve driven around western Ohio, but I have, and I’ve seen a lot of signs opposing wind turbines. I’m not saying nuclear only and no to wind and solar; I’m saying keep the proven nuclear plants open and producing baseload electricity and let wind and solar develop on their own.”