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Exelon’s case for how poorly its nukes are doing via Crain’s

[…] For nukes, costs consist of labor, scheduled maintenance and outages, fuel, capital spending, corporate overhead (legal, human resources, etc.) and the substantial property taxes paid to host communities. In addition, these plants budget for costs due to unanticipated outages, … Continue reading

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Ameren decision to scrap plans for new Missouri unit shows hurdles for nuclear via Platts

Ameren’s decision Friday to cancel plans for a new nuclear plant in Missouri underscores the challenges nuclear generation continues to face, particularly in the Midwest. Construction costs, anemic or nonexistent load growth and the declining cost of alternative generation technologies … Continue reading

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Need to formally establish a planned economic mitigation fund for reactor communities in Illinois via NEIS

ince Exelon’s unilateral closure of the twin-Zion nuclear reactor in 1997, NEIS has urged public officials at all levels to plan and establish economic mitigation funds to prepare for the negative consequences of the abrupt loss of tax revenue and … Continue reading

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Is ComEd doing Exelon’s bidding by trying to rewrite energy efficiency law? via Crain’s Chicago Business

Commonwealth Edison wants to make it illegal in Illinois to count the benefits of lowering energy prices when deciding which energy efficiency projects should qualify for ratepayer-funded financial assistance. State legislation introduced on ComEd’s behalf last month, which the utility … Continue reading

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Clean energy vs nuclear: the battle intensifies via Greenworld

[…] For those who think nuclear power is a climate solution even disregarding its enormous financial costs and inability to be built quickly enough to make a difference in reducing carbon emissions, there is more bad news: a new analysis … Continue reading

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“Polar-vortex resistant nuclear” not so “resistant” after all via Nuclear Energy Information Service

CHICAGO—Nuclear proponents like Exelon Corporation are quick to claim that nuclear power was “reliable energy” during last year’s “polar vortex” days compared to its fossil fuel rivals. It seems that crowing may have been premature. The Pilgrim-1 nuclear reactor near … Continue reading

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Illinois report says Exelon nuclear straits not so dire via Midwest Energy News

Has Exelon been crying wolf? Or should the state intervene to help the Chicago-based corporation’s nuclear plants prevent closures that could hurt the economy and endanger the electric supply? A 269-page report created by four Illinois state agencies and released … Continue reading

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State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers via The Chicago Tribune

linois governmental agencies Wednesday issued a report proposing ways to prop up Exelon’s ailing nuclear power plants, citing the economic and environmental impact that closing those plants could have on the state. The agencies suggested programs and taxes that would … Continue reading

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New York Reactor’s Survival Tests Pricey Nuclear via Bloomberg

Exelon Corp. (EXC), the biggest U.S. owner of nuclear reactors, needs to almost double power prices to keep a New York plant running in a move that promises to show just how far regulators will go to keep uneconomic plants … Continue reading

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Exelon seeks OK to operate LaSalle nuclear plant until 2040s via the Chicago Tribune

Exelon Corp. is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it to operate its LaSalle County nuclear plant until the 2040s. The company’s filing Tuesday with the commission sets off a two-year process that will determine if the plant can … Continue reading

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