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Exelon Subsidies at Risk as Illinois Energy Talks Hit ‘Impasse’

Aug. 2, 2021, 11:39 PM

Proposed Illinois state subsidies worth nearly $700 million for two nuclear energy plants operated by Exelon Corp. are in jeopardy after negotiators informed Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday they can’t agree on decarbonization principles for a new, comprehensive state energy plan.

Climate Jobs Illinois, a collection of state labor groups, and the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, a grouping of environmental organizations, both sent letters to Pritzker (D) stating negotiations over legislative language for an energy bill have reached an “impasse.” The labor leaders accused environmentalists of negotiating in bad faith while the environmental groups said labor leaders won’t agree on ...