The six nuclear facilities generate about 48 percent of Illinois’ electricity and about 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity. Without the carbon-free electricity produced by these nuclear plants, an additional 80 million metric tons of carbon dioxide would be released annually, the equivalent of the emissions from more than 15 million cars each year.

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The Impact of Exelon’s Nuclear Fleet on the Illinois Economy

Nuclear Energy Institute · Oct 09, 2014 8:54 AM

The six nuclear facilities generate about 48 percent of Illinois’ electricity and about 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity. Without the carbon-free electricity produced by these nuclear plants, an additional 80 million metric tons of carbon dioxide would be released annually, the equivalent of the emissions from more than 15 million cars each year.

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