ASSOCIATED PRESS: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6B over 5 years

April 21, 2015


Aileron worked with the BEST Coalition and independent experts to develop an economic impact study of proposed Illinois energy legislation. We used the report's data to drive important statewide media coverage that educated to public about the true costs of the bailout bill sought by Exelon.   



A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and potentially save three Illinois nuclear plants from closure would cost ratepayers $1.6 billion over five years and strain budgets for financially strapped businesses and municipal governments, a study released Tuesday found.


Kestler Energy Consulting conducted the review for the consumer group BEST Coalition, which opposes what critics say is a "bailout" for an otherwise-profitable Exelon.


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