Ratepayers may pay more for nuclear energy
ILLINOIS—While some of Illinois nuclear power plants are making millions, others are struggling and nuclear energy advocates say they need help in order to compete.
The state bill, supported by the Exelon Corporation, would require public utilities to buy low carbon energy credits subsidizing the company’s plants in Illinois. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) toured a plant in Clinton this week and says he believes the bill would be a solution to the state’s clean energy needs.
“I think nuclear power needs to have that chance because it’s a very clean burning energy source and it’s one that provides the base load generating capacity that we can’t get out of the renewable sources,” Davis said.