Exelon nuclear plants get bailout in sweeping energy bill
Years of sagging energy prices and eroding electricity demand pushed two Illinois nuclear plants to the brink of closure. A procedural assist in the final hours of the legislative calendar spared the plants from a knockout blow.
Rauner-Exelon agreement clears way for energy bill passage
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) struck a deal with Exelon Corp. yesterday on a wide-ranging bill that guarantees aid to two money-losing nuclear plants and spurs hundreds of millions of dollars in new renewables and energy efficiency.
With 48 hours left, slimmer energy bill faces uncertain odds
Last-minute revisions to a mammoth Illinois energy bill to save money-losing Exelon Corp. nuclear power plants and boost clean energy investment have yet to sway consumer groups that could collectively sink the measure in the final hours of the legislative session.
Colossal Ill. energy bill clipped after governor pushes back
Exelon Corp. cut a deal with clean energy and consumer groups to pare down a vast rewrite of Illinois energy policy yesterday, a day after Gov. Bruce Rauner signaled opposition to the sprawling original bill.
Does Trump's win upend or aid Exelon and its nuclear subsidy plan?
For the third time in 18 months, a panel of Exelon Corp. executives sat before Illinois legislators yesterday seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep struggling nuclear plants open.
Bill to save Exelon nuclear plants proposes vast rewrite of Ill. law
The Illinois Legislature's six-day veto session opened yesterday with the thud of a sprawling 446-page bill that represents the most significant rewrite of state energy law in almost a decade.