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Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Shaw Local News Network

The owner-operator of the nuclear generating stations at Byron and Braidwood said Tuesday that it will invest $800 million in new equipment to increase the combined output of the plants by approximately 135 megawatts.

Constellation, which made the announcement, said the increase is enough to power the equivalent of 100,000 average homes 24-7 for a year. […]

It’s the carbon-footprint equivalent of removing 171,000 gas-powered vehicles from the road per year, or the equivalent of adding 216 intermittent wind turbines to the grid, according to Environmental Protection Agency data. […]

The company said the state legislature’s Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in 2021 and the congressional Inflation Reduction Act in 2022 paved the way for this investment.

* Hilarious

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his crusade against the proverbial wokeness infiltrating local governments across the country by taking aim at Illinois and Chicago during his visit to Elmhurst on Monday.

During the invite-only event at the Knights of Columbus hall, DeSantis said Chicago and the state was faced with a crime problem because of “woke” policies and an active effort to “defund the police.”

“I know they slashed police spending for a while here in Illinois and in Chicago,” DeSantis said to the crowd. “We said that that’s totally unacceptable in Florida and yes, we were not going to do that at the state level, of course.”

But a look at police budgets in Illinois, Chicago and two other large cities in the state show funding for police has only grown since 2020. During the last three years, state police funding is up 15%; Chicago police funding is up 11%; Aurora police funding is up 17% and Joliet police funding is up 2%.

Some people just love looking for ways to be angry.

Chart…


* Tina Sfondeles

In the adjacent 23rd Ward, former Madigan ally Ald. Silvana Tabares faces Eddie Guillen. A West Lawn resident, Guillen is a community organizer, small business owner and former chief of staff for state Rep. Angie Guerrero-Cuellar — who was appointed by Madigan to replace him after his resignation in 2021.

Tabares was initially appointed to her City Council seat by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel when Ald. Mike Zalewski retired in 2018. A state representative at the time, Tabares was a close Madigan ally.

But when Madigan relinquished his Illinois House seat, Tabares called for a “transparent” process in appointing his successor — and she didn’t vote for Madigan’s initial choice for the post.

Asked if she believes Madigan put Guillen up to run against her, Tabares said, “the facts speak for themselves.”

“He was on the payroll, and he has been receiving money from labor groups that are closely aligned with Madigan,” Tabares said.

The whole thing is definitely worth a read.

* Isabel’s roundup…

       

8 Comments
  1. - H-W - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 2:52 pm:

    Re: Crains on Akorn.

    Wow. I did not know there were 400 displaced workers involved. I did the studies when Firestone laid off 1250 workers (funded by a state grant to assess the effectiveness on the local employment services). That layoff was very costly for the workers, but also the community.

    400 is a large number, and does not bode well for Decatur’s housing markets, schools (funding), etc.


  2. - 1st Ward - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 2:57 pm:

    18 months ago ComEd threatened to shutdown these plants unless subsidies were extended because they were ‘unprofitable’. They are receiving $700 million over 5 years and now can invest $800 million into these plants? Something doesn’t add-up or there were even more subsidies created for plants like these in CEJA. If so, why didn’t CEJA have language to end the initial subsidy?


  3. - Stix Hix - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 2:59 pm:

    Good for the United Church of Christ and its congregations. I hope the time will finally come to the United States where there is not such thing as medical debt.


  4. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 3:02 pm:

    ===If so, why didn’t CEJA have language to end the initial subsidy? ===

    There is, IIRC, some language in there to essentially claw back promised money if the feds stepped in.


  5. - Donnie Elgin - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 4:01 pm:

    “Byron and Braidwood said Tuesday that it will invest $800 million”

    This is excellent news the Nuclear power station fleet in Illinois is now mostly licensed through 2040 or longer. Next on the list are Clinton and Dresden which are undergoing 20yr NRC licensure renewal right now. All great reliable sources of carbon-free baseload power.


  6. - JS Mill - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 4:14 pm:

    Knox county is now a gun sanctuary county. Does that mean we can bus our violent gun toting offenders to Knox county?


  7. - High Socks - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 4:54 pm:

    “Tabares… didn’t vote for Madigan’s initial choice for the post.”

    Left out is that initial choice had an oppo file that would make your skin crawl.


  8. - Oxfordian - Thursday, Feb 23, 23 @ 5:07 pm:

    ===If so, why didn’t CEJA have language to end the initial subsidy? ===

    Rich remembers correctly - federal subsidies, tax credits, and high energy prices all flow back to customers. ComEd customers are already seeing this on their bills because energy prices have been high since last year. CUB did a blog post about it.

    https://www.citizensutilityboard.org/blog/2023/01/01/qa-landmark-clean-energy-legislation-paying-off-with-20-monthly-credit-on-comed-bills/?highlight=carbon%20mitigation%20credits


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