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Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the energy sector by 2045 …

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Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up

Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity – and controversy – for nearly halfa century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored …

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With nuclear plants & jobs at stake, lawmakers set to vote on clean energy deal

With nuclear plants & jobs at stake, lawmakers set to vote on clean energy deal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers continue to hammer out the final details of a sweeping clean energy bill, set for a vote later this week in Springfield. For two Illinois power plants and with more than 28,000 jobs on the …

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Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure

Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure COVERT – In less than a year, the economic landscape of Van Buren County is expected to change significantly with the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. In an effort to identify potential problems, the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission plans to conduct a study to determine …

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Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues

Former Nuclear Plant Site Gets Smaller as Decommissioning Continues | The SandPaper Nearly three years after the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township was permanently shuttered by its former owners, the protected area at the site has decreased from 150 acres to six acres as decommissioning of the former power plant continues.

Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House

Illinois Senate passes bill to save nuclear plants, now goes to House Robert Besser 4th September 2021, 13:13 GMT+10 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: As interest in nuclear power has increased worldwide, the Illinois Senate passed a bill early this week to prevent two nuclear power plants from shutting down, and sending the legislation to the House, where …

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Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire

Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire While a new energy legislation aimed at saving the Byron nuclear power station makes its way through the process in Springfield, Exelon said the plant is scheduled to run out of fuel and close on Sept. 13. The Illinois Senate passed SB 18 in the early morning …

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Palisades Nuclear Plant prepares to shut down

Palisades Nuclear Plant prepares to shut down COVERT, Mich. – A nuclear plant named after the stunning dunes that surround it provides power for 800,000 Southwest Michigan homes and businesses. That would be Palisades in Covert. But after 50 years, its owner, New Orleans-based Entergy, has decided it’s time to turn the nuclear reactor off …

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Bye, Bye Byron? Exelon Prepares to Shutter Illinois Nuclear Plants

Bye, Bye Byron? Exelon Prepares to Shutter Illinois Nuclear Plants Illinois legislators may be back in Springfield soon for a second extra session. Their sole goal: to strike a deal on a massive energy package. The result will impact everything from Illinois’ role in climate change to your energy bill. But the stakes are particularly …

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Van Buren County Leaders Preparing For Palisades Closure

Van Buren County Leaders Preparing For Palisades Closure Leaders in Van Buren County are talking about how to reduce negative economic effects of the closure of the Palisades nuclear plant next year. Speaking to the South Haven City Council on Monday, Palisades project manager John Faul said he’s been in talks with economic developers and …

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