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Ukraine Nuclear update: 10 pm, Thursday, March 3, 2022 — Chernobyl, Zaporizhzhya

Ukraine Nuclear update: 10 pm, Thursday, March 3, 2022 Like many of you we are watching the situation in Ukraine with the nuclear power plants unfold as if our worst nightmare is coming true.  By Gail Snyder, NEIS Board President CHERNOBYL The Chernobyl nuclear facility is now occupied by the Russians and did experience a large […]

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Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Indicted

“Public Official A”  — the former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan — has (finally) been indicted under the charges of racketeering, relating to the ComEd lobbying scandal of 2020.  It ultimately led to Madigan leaving his post in the Illinois legislature after serving as House Speaker for 36 years. The scandal resulted in […]

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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #28: Getting Our Money’s Worth with Nuclear Power? Caveat Emptor!

ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #28: Getting Our Money’s Worth with Nuclear Power? Caveat Emptor! Feb. 12, 2022 The recent $694 million bailout of 6 Constellation (nee Exelon) nuclear reactors in Illinois was not good news for ratepayers, Illinois or a renewable energy future.  It was made recently worse by the announcement by Constellation Energy (the Exelon […]

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ACTION ALERT: bill proposed to repeal Illinois nuclear reactor construction moratorium

Oppose HB5589, a bill that repeals Illinois nuclear reactor construction moratorium HB5589 was introduced on January 28 by Rep. Mark L. Walker (D,  53rd District) of Arlington Heights.  The bill in essence repeals a provision of the Public Utilities Act that currently prohibits construction of any new nuclear power reactor in Illinois UNTIIL the Federal […]

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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #26: BEWARE THE POST-COP-26 NUCLEAR HUCKSTERS Nov. 22, 2021

ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #26: BEWARE THE POST-COP-26 NUCLEAR HUCKSTERS Nov. 22, 2021 COP-26 and its aftermath have seen a dramatic rise in nuclear power being marketed as a “solution” needed to fight climate disruption.  A “devils in the details” analysis of these claims and a candid review of the history of nuclear power reveal them […]