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Bailout of nuclear power plant would set bad precedent #EXC #Ginna

Bailout of nuclear power plant would set bad precedent The New York state Public Service Commission and the Cuomo administration will soon decide whether ratepayers can be forced to bail out Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power plant operator, and its Ginna nuclear plant, one of the world’s oldest commercial reactors, built near Rochester in … Continue reading Bailout of nuclear power plant would set bad precedent #EXC #Ginna

Coal burn could increase with Illinois nuclear unit offline: PJM

Coal burn could increase with Illinois nuclear unit offline: PJM With the shutdown of Exelon Generation’s 1,242-MW Braidwood-1 nuclear power unit in Braceville, Illinois, this week, there could be an uptick of coal burn in PJM’s power grid, a spokesman with the regional transmission organization said Tuesday. Exelon announced the nuclear unit, located about 50 … Continue reading Coal burn could increase with Illinois nuclear unit offline: PJM

The case against the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant

The case against the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant: Connie Kline (Opinion) Aggressively lobbied by FirstEnergy Corp. and passed by the General Assembly in May 2014, Senate Bill 310, along with wind-turbine restrictions, decimated Ohio’s 2008 renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards in order to force reliance on coal and nuclear power. Not coincidentally, in August 2014, FirstEnergy … Continue reading The case against the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant

Nation’s biggest #nuclear firm makes a play for green money #EXC

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company’s pitch to let … Continue reading Nation’s biggest #nuclear firm makes a play for green money #EXC

Former Dallas mayor, U.S. ambassador pushes nuclear power in Texas

Former Dallas mayor, U.S. ambassador pushes nuclear power in Texas Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, who also served as the U.S. trade representative under President Barack Obama, is making the case that Texas and other states need more nuclear power in order to offer a diverse energy mix. Kirk’s newest position is co-chairman of the … Continue reading Former Dallas mayor, U.S. ambassador pushes nuclear power in Texas

Illinois Senate energy and public utilities committee passes bill supporting #nuclear_energy plants

Illinois Senate energy and public utilities committee passes bill supporting nuclear energy plants Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee today passed Senate Bill 1585, legislation to establish a Low Carbon Portfolio Standard that would bolster Illinois’ clean energy leadership, support the state’s nuclear energy facilities and protect jobs, consumers and … Continue reading Illinois Senate energy and public utilities committee passes bill supporting #nuclear_energy plants