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Byron, Morris nuclear plants tentatively set for closure

Byron, Morris nuclear plants tentatively set for closure By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Exelon Corporation on Aug. 27 announced plans to close two Illinois nuclear power plants next year in a decision the company claims is independent of legislative energy policy negotiations. But, in a news release announcing the closures, Exelon’s CEO …

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Without nuclear plant money, two Illinois towns could face tough decisions

Without nuclear plant money, two Illinois towns could face tough decisions (The Center Square) – The planned closure of two nuclear power plants in Illinois could require rural tax districts to make difficult choices when they cut millions of dollars in spending. Nuclear power company Exelon announced last week it would decommission facilities in Byron …

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Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year

Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year With Gov. J.B. Pritzker blocking another round of ratepayer subsidies, ComEd’s parent company said Thursday it plans to close two of the state’s nuclear plants next year. Because nuclear power doesn’t emit heat-trapping pollution, some analysts and scientists think it should be …

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Exelon’s Crane says decision on nuke closures looming

Exelon’s Crane says decision on nuke closures looming “We will not run plants and lose free cash flow or earnings on assets that are not supporting themselves,” Crane said. “It’s reality,” he added. “We’ve shut two units down in recent years if we could not see a path to sustainability of those assets in the …

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Ready or not, Springfield preps for an energy-industry rumble

Ready or not, Springfield preps for an energy-industry rumble For decades, major energy initiatives in Illinois have run through two gatekeepers-House Speaker Michael Madigan and Commonwealth Edison. Springfield is preparing to test whether it can fundamentally alter the state’s energy future with those two political powerhouses sidelined. “We have a lot of work to do-and …

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Community Leaders Forming Coalition to Keep Dresden Nuclear Station Open & Viable For The Future

Community Leaders Forming Coalition to Keep Dresden Nuclear Station Open & Viable For The Future Our sister station WCSJ reports that Grundy County and Exelon officials are working together to keep Dresden Nuclear Station open in the future. The plant, near Morris, serves the northern portion of the state. Nancy Norton with the Grundy Economic …

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