Assemblyman Will Barclay released the following statement today (July 11) after the Public Service Commission proposed to value nuclear as a clean energy source.
“I applaud the state Public Service Commission for proposing to financially assist upstate nuclear power plants. Without this assistance, there is a high probability that our nuclear power plants would shut down. Such a scenario would result in tremendous job losses for Central New York, jeopardize New Yorkers access to electricity that is cleanly and efficiently generated, and increase electricity costs over the long run. The PSC should be commended for proposing an innovative and forward thinking proposal and for recognizing that to do nothing is not a viable strategy in addressing New York state’s electricity needs.”