Nuclear Closures Undo Years’ Worth of Climate Progress
By Ryan Fitzpatrick
What if I told you that half the world’s wind power might be taken off the grid over the next several years? If you cared about climate change, you’d be apoplectic—and rightfully so. At a time when we’re struggling to increase our generation of zero-carbon electricity as fast as possible, recovering from this kind of setback would take years that we just don’t have. Thankfully, we aren’t really facing a loss of half the world’s wind energy. But the world might lose even more zero-carbon power if something isn’t done to stop nuclear plant closures right here in the United States.
Future Energy Jobs Bill Already Delivering Job Growth, Economic Impact
Exelon is hiring 400 employees to prepare Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants for long-term operations
CLINTON AND QUAD CITIES, Ill. (Dec. 14, 2016) — One week after the Future Energy Jobs Bill was signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the legislation is already delivering new jobs and economic benefits to the region. Exelon plans to fast track multiple capital projects at the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants to enhance long-term equipment reliability, improve safety and ensure regulatory compliance.