SPRINGFIELD, Ill (KWQC) – There may be a sign of hope toward reaching an agreement that would keep two Illinois nuclear power plants open. According to a post on the Exelon website, the power company says is has made “significant progress toward achieving a streamlined version of the Future Energy Jobs Bill.” The company says the new version would reduce costs and address concerns, since the bill was introduced and approved by the Illinois House Energy Committee.
Exelon says the proposed changes would maintain provisions to preserve jobs at Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants and “create thousands of new clean energy jobs by advancing renewable energy development and expanding energy efficiency programs.”
Specifically Exelon says the revised version eliminates the demand-based rates provision while ensuring Exelon’s zero emission standard proposal for at least ten years, among other things.
Exelon says he legislation will continue to undergo revisions before lawmakers return to Springfield after the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 29, 2016.
For more information, visit futureenergyjobsbill.com