Full Title: The Impacts of Illinois Nuclear Power Plants on the Economy and the Environment
Author(s): Dean Murphy, Mark Berkman
Publisher(s): The Brattle Group
Publication Date: December 20, 2020
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This report is a re-issue and update of a September 2019 report that examined how the loss of the four Illinois nuclear plants (Braidwood, Byron, Dresden, and LaSalle) that are not covered by the Future Energy Jobs Act of 2016 (FEJA) would affect the state’s economy and the environment. On August 27, 2020, Exelon announced its plans to retire two of these four plants – Byron and Dresden – in the fall of 2021.1 The analyses underlying the 2019 report also enable us to identify the cost and emissions impacts that are attributable to the loss of just these two nuclear plants. This reissued report combines the content of the September 2019 report with additional detail that isolates the cost and emissions impacts of losing just the Byron and Dresden nuclear plants.