Statement By CUB Executive Director David Kolata On Exelon Announcement Regarding Illinois Nuclear Plants

Contact:
Jim Chilsen, chilsen@citizensutilityboard.org, (312) 513-1784

CHICAGO, June 2, 2016—Consumer advocates and environmental groups have made significant progress in discussions with ComEd and Exelon. More work needs to be done to add key consumer protections, but we do see a path forward. This is an excellent and unique opportunity for the state of Illinois to become a national leader by pioneering a modern energy policy that creates jobs, promotes clean energy and efficiency, and helps people save money on their electric bills. We are committed to continuing discussions and working toward a final agreement that is beneficial to all of Illinois.

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