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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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Exelon said that legislation would need to be passed by spring 2021 to keep the plant open.

“Declining energy prices and flawed market policies that favor fossil generation have resulted in Byron and Dresden Stations becoming unprofitable and being slated for early retirement in the fall of 2021. The legislative solution needed would properly recognize the environmental value of the carbon-free product produced at Byron Station which also accounts for enormous economic value to the state of Illinois,” Paul Dempsey, the plant’s communication manager, said in an e-mail.

State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, said he’s been meeting with colleagues in both chambers to inform lawmakers of the energy challenges in the state.


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