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Exelon Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Decision to Join U.S. Climate Alliance

CHICAGO — Exelon Corp. issued the following statement on Governor Pritzker’s decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance:

We Need More Than Solar and Wind to Power the Green New Deal

By Jesse Jenkins and Samuel Thernstrom

Without exception, every study that sought to identify the most affordable clean electricity system without artificially constraining available technology options reached the same conclusion: It was much cheaper to include so-called firm low-carbon technologies such as nuclear, carbon capture, or reliable but often overlooked renewables like geothermal or hydro dams with large reservoirs, than it would be to build a clean energy system without them.

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Here’s One Fight the Green New Deal Should Avoid For Now

By David Roberts

The Green New Deal has captured the public imagination, emerging from obscurity to become the talk of the town in a matter of weeks. Lots of people on the left want to draft on that grassroots energy, claiming some of it for themselves. Thus, the jockeying has begun to define the GND, to nail down exactly what it means and who is allowed to claim the banner.

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U.S. CO2 Emissions Rise As Nuclear Power Plants Close

By James Conca

Since the U.S. emits about 1,900 million metric tons of CO2 from fossil fuels that generate electricity, nuclear is the most effective tool we have to decrease or avoid emissions.

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Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet

By Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist

Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it’s also a math problem—and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power.

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