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Generating station near Chicago had to revamp planning for job involving hundreds of extra workers; ‘no fun sitting in the dark’
BRACEVILLE, Ill.—The coronavirus pandemic has put much of life and business on hold, but some things can’t wait—such as refuelings at a nuclear-power plant.
It is a mammoth undertaking involving thousands of maintenance jobs and an influx of hundreds of workers over a few weeks—all tightly choreographed and within the confines of a single plant. In other words, a potential breeding ground for a pandemic.
By The Editorial Board
Hint: It’s not Washington
With time running out on the legislative session in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the State Senate and the Assembly should set aside their differences and find common ground on a climate bill that would greatly reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. This would be enormously beneficial to the country and to the planet, and would ensure that, as the federal government slides backward, New York remains in the forefront of increasingly aggressive efforts by state governments to address the dangers of global warming.
VANCOUVER – With nuclear power facing an uncertain future in many countries, the world risks a steep decline in its use in advanced economies that could result in billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.
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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.
Winners’ school art programs will receive $1,000
CHICAGO — Nuclear Powers Illinois is sponsoring the “Why Illinois Needs Nuclear Power” art contest to encourage students to create artwork that best expresses why they believe Illinois needs carbon-free nuclear power and what others should know about its importance.
For more information on requirements and how to participate, please visit: https://www.nuclearpowersillinois.com/artcontest.
Exelon Joins Group of Supporters Backing Legislation to Achieve 100 Percent Clean Energy in Northern Illinois
Environmental, community and business leaders join in support of House bill responding to new federal regulations that would prevent existing state clean energy programs from working as intended to support climate goals.
CHICAGO — Exelon today joined environmental organizations, community leaders, business groups and lawmakers in supporting legislation that will preserve and expand clean energy in Illinois, put the state on track to achieve 100 percent carbon-free power for customers in northern Illinois and meet statewide commitments under the U.S. Climate Alliance. The legislation also guarantees that customers will save money on their energy bills starting in the first year of implementation.
Introduced by state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet), the Clean Energy Progress Act addresses new federal regulations that interfere with existing state clean energy programs that were intended to support solar, wind, nuclear and other clean energy resources.
Among other provisions, the legislation will protect the progress achieved under the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), which laid a path for Illinois to lead the nation in clean energy through the preservation of zero-carbon nuclear power and the advancement of renewable energy. The bipartisan FEJA passed with support from more than 200 business, labor, environmental, faith-based and other groups and has worked to advance the state's climate goals and grow clean-energy jobs while keeping energy costs stable for customers.