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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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LaSalle Generating Station Refueling Outage Powers The Region

More than 1,000 additional workers hired for the outage, powering the community with jobs and clean energy

MARSEILLES, Ill. —Operators at Exelon Generation's LaSalle County Nuclear Station removed the generator from service early this morning to begin a planned refueling outage. Work completed during the outage will help deliver reliable, carbon-free electricity to Illinois customers during the next two-year operating cycle.

To support the work, the station will use the talents and expertise of more than 1,000 additional workers, many of whom travel to LaSalle County from outside the area. For several months preceding and following the outage, the influx of workers provides a significant boost to the local economy.

Illinois Nuclear Plants Operate at Full Power During Record-Breaking Polar Vortex

Despite record cold, all six Exelon Generation Illinois nuclear plants provided around-the-clock, carbon-free electricity for 11 million homes and businesses


WARRENVILLE, Ill. — While arctic winds sent temperatures plunging dangerously and electricity demand soaring this week, Exelon Generation's six Illinois nuclear plants operated at full power, producing enough carbon-free electricity to keep 11 million homes, businesses, schools and hospitals safe and warm.

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:

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