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US Might Clean Energy in 2021 Equal to 30% of US Total Solar Energy

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Independent Writer nextbigfuture

Brian Wang is a business-oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is the sole author and writer of, a science-focused news site that...

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Nuclear power is over half the carbon-free electricity in the U.S. and the Exelon will retire over 4 GW would eliminate 2% of U.S. carbon-free electricity in 2021 without increased subsidies. The US electrical utility, Exelon, announced that they will shutdown four nuclear reactors in 2021. Four reactors at the Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants will be retired in 2021. Those reactors provide 30% of the clean energy in Illinois. Energy auction rules favor fossil fuel power plants and this is causing the nuclear reactors to lose hundreds of millions of dollars each year. An Exelon Illinois nuclear reactor

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