Connecticut’s Millstone Power Station could be at risk of closure, like other nuclear plants in the northeast, due to challenges in the energy market – the electricity it produces is bought and sold by “middlemen,” which in turn drives up prices for consumers like you. But the state legislature has the opportunity to change this by creating a more competitive environment to reduce rates and help consumers.
It is time for Connecticut’s legislature to level the playing field for all energy sources in the state, including nuclear power. Competition is good for Millstone and good for all energy consumers.
Millstone produces the equivalent of half of the state’s energy and more than 90 percent of its carbon free electricity, contributes $1.5 billion to economic activity across our state, and provides almost 4,000 jobs. We must make our voices heard and ensure that legislation is introduced, otherwise we risk losing many of the economic and environmental benefits that Millstone affords the state.
We need your URGENT action! The public commenting period is only open until Tuesday, February 7, 2017, so there isn’t a lot of time. We’re collecting submissions to send to the Connecticut legislature. Submit your comment below and tell our state’s legislators to support competitive rates and reliable, affordable and carbon-free energy production!