Exelon wants ratepayers to pay more for all Illinois reactors

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Exelon wants its ratepayers to bail out not only its uneconomic Byron reactors, but all of its 11 reactors in Illinois. Exelon wants its ratepayers to bail out not only its uneconomic Byron reactors, but all of its 11 reactors in Illinois.

The Chicago Tribune this afternoon published an article indicating that the nation’s largest nuclear power utility, Exelon, is seeking to have its Illinois ratepayers pay more for all of its 11 reactors in the state, not just the six the company has identified as losing money.

That’s right: Exelon isn’t content to just try to right its ship, it wants to bilk Illinois ratepayers out of every penny it possibly can.

At least some in the Illinois legislature appear to be willing to go along. According to the article, Exelon itself announced that “Illinois lawmakers are currently drafting legislation that would help the state adhere to new federal rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions.”

That seems innocuous enough; of course Illinois legislators are drafting such legislation–that’s going to…

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