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July 20, 2024
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Illinois House Passes Energy Transition Act
Massive Legislation Must be Approved by Sept. 13 to Save Bryon Nuclear Plant
Exelon will close its Byron nuclear plant in Illinois on Monday unless state lawmakers approve a comprehensive energy bill that includes a nearly $700 million bailout over five years in "carbon mitigation credits" for Byron and the Dresden nuclear plants.
Exelon will close its Byron nuclear plant in Illinois on Monday unless state lawmakers approve a comprehensive energy bill that includes a nearly $700 million bailout over five years in "carbon mitigation credits" for Byron and the Dresden nuclear plants. | Christopher Peterson, CC BY-2.5, via Wikimedia
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The Illinois House approved Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s massive Energy Transition Act, sending the bill back to the Senate for expected concurrence on Monday.
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