Nuclear Power Bill Passes Senate

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Just over a month after broke the story that Gulf Power Company is purchasing land in North Escambia for a possible nuclear power plant, the Florida Senate has passed a bill promoting so-called “clean power” — including nuclear — in the state.

The bill was approved by the Senate 37-1 late last week.  The energy bill requires electric utilities to meet or exceed specified standards for the production or purchase of clean energy. Clean energy production methods include wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, hydroelectric and nuclear, according to the bill.

The bill will now head to the Florida House for approval.


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