Greetings Safe Energy Advocate –
It’s now officially winter. Both meteorologically and astronomically. The major holidays are winding down, and we soon will face a new year. That makes it time for NEIS to fill you in on what we’ve been up to, and what’s on the safe-energy agenda in 2020.
Exelon Bailouts – New Name, Same Results:
To paraphrase Shakespeare, a Carrion flower by any other name would smell as – foul. The same can be said for Exelon’s 2019 attempt to subsidize its unprofitable nuclear reactors. NEIS fought Exelon’s 2016 reactor bailout, and its new back-door version of bailouts in 2019.
Having already won its $2.3 billion overt bailout in 2016 for three reactors (Quad Cities 1&2, Clinton-1), Exelon shifted to a more subtle approach of co-opting the climate emergency for its own ends by marketing its reactors as “emissions free” (a blatant falsehood; lower-carbon, yes; emissions free, NO!), and therefore entitled to more money for its alleged environmental benefit of not Read more