State Of Extremes
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
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From the sub-zero temperatures and unyielding snow of winter to the blazing hot summer temperatures that are just around the corner, the state of Illinois knows a thing or two about extreme weather.
Nearly half of Illinois’ electricity comes from nuclear energy, which is always on, providing reliable power when we need it most – even under extreme weather conditions. Without nuclear energy, there would be inadequate energy to meet our needs on the coldest and hottest days of the year.
During the 2014 Polar Vortex, when coal, natural gas, and wind facilities did not perform well, nuclear plants maintained a capacity factor between 95 and 98 percent, allowing businesses and residents the ability to keep their lights and heat on during that period of extreme weather.
But half of our state’s nuclear energy plants may be shut down prematurely because of outdated energy policies. According to the State of Illinois, the cost of these premature closures would be enormous and include:
• Decreased Electric Grid Reliability
Members of the Illinois General Assembly: Vote YES On HB 3293 / SB 1585
Learn more at: www.nuclearpowersillinois.com