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The benefits of preserving Illinois’ nuclear facilities are clear:
- Illinois’ six state-of-the-art nuclear facilities generate 48 percent – nearly half – of the state’s electricity supply and account for more than 12 percent of the nation's nuclear power, producing round-the-clock electricity to supply the needs of more than 7 million Illinois residents – three times the population of Chicago. Click here to learn more about the reliability benefits of Illinois’ nuclear energy facilities.
- Illinois nuclear facilities support 28,000 direct and indirect jobs and are an integral part of their communities, contributing substantially to the local tax base and the state’s economy. Click here to learn more about the economic benefits of Illinois' nuclear energy facilities.
- 90 percent of Illinois’ carbon-free electricity is generated by nuclear energy facilities. Illinois leads the nation in carbon-free electricity generation thanks to its nuclear fleet. Click here to learn more about the clean energy benefits of Illinois’ nuclear facilities.
NCSL State Options to Keep Nuclear In The Energy Mix
An NCSL report that provides an overview of nuclear energy in the U.S., causes for nuclear plant closures, case studies in recent policy, state legislative role and policy options to raise awareness about the challenges in the energy market today.
Over 200 organizations from across Illinois voiced their support of the Future Energy Jobs Bill, a comprehensive bill that achieves a solution to present and future energy challenges.
FEJB Open Letter
Passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill is urgently needed during the fall veto session to prevent the premature closure of Clinton and Quad Cities, two of Illinois’ safe and well-run nuclear plants.
I’m a librarian at the Cordova District Library. Because we are a small town, we host American Legion meetings, provide art classes for a third of our local students, and even serve as a polling place on Election Day – to name a few.
I am a radiation protection technician at the Quad Cities Generation Station. I take pride in my job, not only because I am able to provide for my family, but also because I am ensuring the safety and security of the plant for my community.
Along with the Clinton Power Station, the plant in the Quad Cities supports thousands of quality Illinois jobs like mine, generates millions in economic activity, and creates opportunities for people and communities throughout the state.
I am the City Administrator of Clinton, Illinois. While many people are aware that the Clinton Power Station and the Quad Cities Generating Station are at risk of closure, what is not often discussed is the impact that may have on cities like Clinton.
I’m a chemistry technician at the Quad Cities Generating Station. Our workforce is made up of more than 800 employees like me who generate significant economic activity for our community.
Next Generation Energy Plan
A comprehensive solution that will save and create thousands of jobs, deliver clean energy and jumpstart solar development in Illinois, and provide $1B in low-income programs.
Zero Emission Standard
A targeted and innovative solution focused on Illinois’s at-risk nuclear plants that will nearly double energy efficiency programs in northern Illinois and commit new funding for solar development.
Fact Check - Crain's Chicago Business
A recent Crain’s Chicago Business story inaccurately accused Exelon of sharing conflicting financial information about its nuclear fleet with investors and legislators. It’s time to set the record straight.
Infographic - Reliability
Illinois’ nuclear energy facilities generate 48 percent of the state’s electricity supply and accounts for more than 12 percent of the nation's nuclear power.
Infographic - Jobs/Economy
Illinois’ nuclear plants inject nearly $9 billion directly into the economy each year, produce 90% of Illinois’ carbon-free power, and generate 48% of the state’s electricity power supply, 24/7/365.
Infographic - Clean Energy
Illinois’ nuclear facilities produce the overwhelming majority of the state’s carbon-free power and, contribute to cleaner air for all of Illinois’ families.
Preserving Nuclear Plants
The shared benefits and challenges in Illinois and New York are strikingly similar – perhaps the solutions are as well.
Fact Sheet - Myths vs. Facts on Illinois' Nuclear Facilities
Learn the facts about how Illinois' nuclear facilities benefit our state.
Fact Sheet - Nuclear Energy: Leading Illinois in Good-Paying Clean Energy Jobs
Nuclear Energy Generates More Jobs and More Income Than Any Other Energy Source
Fact Sheet - 4,200 Jobs At Risk
Members of the General Assembly have an opportunity to help prevent the loss of an additional 4,200 highly valued jobs by ensuring the future of nuclear energy in comprehensive energy legislation.
Fact Sheet - Illinois House Resolution 1146
Fact sheet on Illinois House Resolution 1146 and the need to ensure the future of nuclear energy in Illinois.
The Illinois Manufacturer
Read our story in the Illinois Manufacturer on how Illinois’ six state-of-the-art nuclear facilities provide huge energy, economic and environmental benefits to Illinois families and businesses.
Illinois Nuclear Supporters
Over 60 organizations from Illinois and across the country ask members of the Illinois General Assembly to ensure the future of our state's nuclear energy in Illinois. Take a look at our new full-page ad featuring the full list here.
Earth Day Fact Sheet
On Earth Day, it’s worth remembering that nuclear energy is by far the largest source of carbon-free energy we use in Illinois. Get the facts on this important source of energy and what’s at stake if some nuclear plants close.
Nuclear Powers Illinois - "Extremes" TV ad
Watch NPI's latest TV ad here!
Illinois Congressional Delegation Support Letter for Nuclear Energy
Illinois’ congressional delegation sent a letter to the leaders of the Illinois General Assembly urging them to maintain the state’s current nuclear energy fleet.
Illinois State Report - Potential Nuclear Power Plant Closings in Illinois
Response to the Illinois General Assembly Concerning House Resolution 1146
Illinois State Report Summary - Professor Stanford Levin
Taken in its entirety, the report demonstrates the importance to Illinois and its environment of the six operating nuclear power plants in the state...
NEI Study - Impact of Exelon's Nuclear Fleet on the Illinois Economy
The six nuclear facilities and Exelon’s headquarters have been an integral part of the region’s clean energy portfolio and economic fabric since the 1970s.