Byron, Illinois Nuclear Plant news
Fear and anxiety in Byron over fate of the nuclear plant eases with passage of energy legislation
House vote on state energy bill welcome, but for the folks in Byron, the nuclear generating station won't be saved until legislation clears the senate.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger urged Ogle County officials and community members to keep putting the pressure on their state and federal leaders on Byron nuclear generating plant
The Illinois Senate approved an energy bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning but it’s likely to change as negotiations continue in the House, which has not set a date as to when it will return.
Rep. Kinzinger asks president to use executive powers to keep Byron and Dresden plants in operation if state and federal lawmakers fail to act
Four Republican state lawmakers called on the General Assembly to convene so it could pass legislation that would guarantee that the plants would stay online.
With talks between labor and environmental groups at an impasse, and with the clock ticking on the impending closure of two nuclear plants in Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker this week urged lawmakers to quickly take up the “compromise” package he put forth in June.
Move is latest step by a major stakeholder in the overhaul energy bill that is before state lawmakers
Exelon has taken a step toward closing the Byron Nuclear plant in September as an energy deal has yet to be reached on the state level.
According to stakeholders from those working groups, the major tenets of the legislation remain the same as they have for months – putting Illinois on a path to 40 percent renewable energy by 2030 through an increased fee on ratepayer bills