Passage of Illinois Energy Legislation Preserves Nuclear Plants and Strengthens State’s Clean Energy Leadership
Preservation of zero-emissions nuclear plants prevents harmful pollution and supports more than 28,000 jobs, while protecting consumers from higher energy costs
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Reliability milestone comes as lawmakers consider sweeping measures to address climate change and the future of energy in Illinois
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — At a time when the nation’s energy grid is increasingly challenged by extreme heat and storms, the four nuclear plants serving Chicago and northern Illinois are approaching a combined 41 years, or 15,000 consecutive days, of continuous service. The Dresden, Byron, Braidwood and LaSalle nuclear plants located outside the Chicago region provide more than two-thirds of the state’s carbon-free energy and are the only clean-energy resources that can operate around-the-clock, 365 days a year.
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May 4, 2021
Winners’ school art programs receive $1,000
Nuclear Powers Illinois (NPI) today announced the winners of the “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear” student art contest. The winners’ submissions and a video featuring some of the other submissions can be viewed here.