Nuclear power is the backbone of Illinois’s clean energy, producing nearly 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity
In 2019, nuclear generated twice as much electricity than coal and seven times as much electricity as solar and wind in Illinois
If the IL nuclear plants in @pjminterconnect are forced to close, they will be replaced by natural gas, not solar and wind

Carbon emissions from electricity would rise by 70 percent in the state, the equivalent of adding 6.5 million new cars to the road
Scientists and scholars including @DrJamesHansen have joined me in urging @GovPritzker to protect Illinois’ clean energy progress by saving these plants from premature closure

Bold leadership now could reverberate for generations to come 🌱
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