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Manufacturers Applaud Passage of Nuclear Energy Bill

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November 9, 2023

Manufacturers Applaud Passage of Nuclear Energy Bill

SPRINGFIELD– The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released the following statement following passage of HB 2473:

“Manufacturers use one-third of all energy consumed in the United States to produce needed medicines, food and other important goods. Ensuring there are safe, reliable, and low-cost sources of energy is critically important for our sector and consumers who rely on these products. Today’s passage of HB 2473 will allow Illinois to continue leading in energy and manufacturing innovation with the use of small, micro nuclear technology,” said Mark Denzler, President & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “Recent studies from regional grid operators show a significant reduction in current energy generation capacity, and new carbon-free nuclear power is a solution to ensure that electricity remains available and affordable for homes and businesses. In addition to nuclear, Illinois needs to continue focusing on the development of other technologies including carbon capture and sequestration and hydrogen to meet our clean energy goals.”


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