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Will Exelon nuke-site cleanup cash be there when needed? via Crain’s Chicago Business

The Chicago area has relied heavily on nuclear power for its electricity for decades, but eventually those plants’ useful lives will end. Billions will be needed to clean them up and return that land to productive use. Will the money … Continue reading

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End the ‘nuclear hostage crisis’ now via the State Journal-Register

The “nuclear hostage crisis” is finally over. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois legislature have ordered all Illinois ratepayers to pay $2.35 billion to Exelon Corporation over the next 10 years, ostensibly to save the approximately 1,500 jobs at the … Continue reading

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Consumers deserve ‘pause’ in FPL’s nuclear plant recovery costs via the Miami Herald

Given a string of setbacks regarding FPL’s plans to expand the nuclear energy plant at Turkey Point, the recent disclosure that it plans to delay construction for up to four years is a victory for common sense and for critics … Continue reading

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Water Hogs, Nuclear Power Struggles, Black Market in Cheese: The Top Local Journalism of 2015 via Voice of San Diego

[…] Nuclear Power Struggles In a series of damning stories for the Union-Tribune, reporter Jeff McDonald took a long look at the state’s powerful Public Utilities Commission. Some of the reporting began back in 2014 and has been aided by … 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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How much money do Exelon’s nukes really make? via Crain’s Chicago Business

For months, Exelon Corp. has been signaling that it will ask for state legislation next year to provide hundreds of millions of additional dollars to its fleet of Illinois nuclear plants, which the company says are struggling financially. There’s one … Continue reading

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