Exelon issues dumbest threat in the history of dumb threats

Feb 8, 2013 Posted by

 Grist

By Philip Bump

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Here’s the stupidest threat ever. From The Hill:

Exelon Corp. CEO Christopher Crane told the Chicago Tribune in comments published Friday that his company might eventually have to close nuclear facilities “if we continue to build an excessive amount of wind and subsidize wind.” …

Crane explained the subsidy reduces the rate Exelon receives from nuclear generation by encouraging wind turbines to rotate when power demand is low. That means the utility sometimes pays customers to take its nuclear power in wind-heavy regions.

Ha ha. Oh no! You’ll have to close nuclear plants if we keep building wind turbines? Oh man what will we do? Everyone, we clearly need to rethink this wind energy thing if it means fewer nuclear facilities like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl and Fukushima. [BIG FUCKIN’ FROWN EMOTICON]

Exelon was last in the news after being kicked off the board of the American Wind Energy Association, presumably for being idiots.

Philip Bump writes about the news for Gristmill. He also uses Twitter a whole lot.

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