Future of nuclear energy assured


The Future Energy Jobs Bill has passed through the Senate of the US state of Illinois, with measures to support the continued operation of nuclear power plants as part of a package to support clean energy in the region. This bill will secure thousands of jobs and ensure continued operation of the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants, providing clean and reliable electricity as part of a package of measures designed to boost a range of low-carbon energy technologies. According to Exelon, an American energy company, the measures will preserve 4200 jobs at the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants, and prevent the loss of US$1,2-billion in economic activity generated by the plants and an estimated $10-billion in increased costs associated with higher carbon emissions that would occur if the plants close.

Contact Jonathon Cobb, World Nuclear Association, press@world-nuclear.org

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