PART 2: “NUCLEAR: ITISN’TCLEAN, GREEN OR RENEWABLE”
CHICAGO-- [NOTE: With the Illinois Legislative session scheduled to end May 31st, and the Legislature soon to vote on the future direction of Illinois energy services, NEIS is initiating a series of releases over the next
few weeks designed to address some of the myths, misconceptions, and ignored aspects of the debate.]
In a recent exchange in the Illinois Senate Energy Committee on Wednesday, May 13, Sen. Chris Nybo attempted to get Sen. Don Harmon, sponsor of the Illinois Clean Jobs Act, to describe nuclear power as clean and renewable. Sen Harmon steadfastly resisted this attempt to linguistically detoxify nuclear power. Continue reading THE COUNTDOWN ON ILLINOIS’ ENERGY FUTURE CONTINUES!→
THE 20-DAY COUNTDOWN ON ILLINOIS’ ENERGY FUTURE BEGINS!
PART 1: “IS IT REALLY THE JOBS, STUPID?”
CHICAGO-- [NOTE: With 20 days left for the Illinois Legislature to decide the future direction of Illinois energy services, NEIS is initiating a series of releases over the next three weeks designed to
address some of the myths, misconceptions, and ignored aspects of the debate.]
THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER? — TESLA REVOLUTIONARY NEW BATTERY SINKS EXELON’S BOGUS ARGUMENTS, FORCES LEGISLATURE TO CHOOSE THE FUTURE OVER THE PAST
CHICAGO-- One Thursday April 30, Elon Musk of the TESLA Corporation announced the development of home and utility scale batteries that will revolutionize energy storage – and could effectively put an end to the specious argument nuclear industry
promoters use to justify their product: “what are we going to do when the sun doesn’t shine and wind doesn’t blow?”
CHICAGO-- An organization conducting “Alms for Exelon” street fun(d)raisers for the self-proclaimed impoverished nuclear utility Exelon Corporation conducted the second of a series of street events in Chicago today: “Bake Sale against Bailouts.”
CHICAGO—The release of its long-awaited bailout legislation, coupled with presentations made before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week add up to a declaration of war against renewables and energy efficiency by Exelon Corporation, a Chicago nuclear watchdog organization asserts.
“If it looks like a bailout, walks like a bailout, and quacks like a bailout – it’s a BAILOUT,” asserts David Kraft, Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) of Chicago.
CHICAGO-- An organization conducting an “alms for Exelon” street fun(d)raiser for the impoverished utility admits that the event was “a total failure.”
“To try to prevent Illinois ratepayers from having to fork over $580 million to bailout Exelon’s unprofitable reactors in Illinois, we had hoped to raise funds from individuals who ideologically support nuclear power,” says David Kraft, director of Nuclear Energy Information Service, referring to a Chicago City Club Luncheon featuring three pro-nuclear speakers from Exelon-funded front Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Exelon (faux-)fun(d)raiser ‘total failure,’ groups say→
CHICAGO—Despite some notable flaws, a report assembled by 4 state agencies to study the effects of closing five uneconomic Exelon nuclear reactors in Illinois came to a reassuring conclusion: Illinois will survive, and WITHOUT having to bail out Exelon’s reactors with $580 million.
The Report, “POTENTIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CLOSINGS IN