Monday, December 22, 2014

Exelon hits green goal 7 years early

Exelon´s Limerick station. MICHAEL S. WIRTZ, File / Staff Photographer
Exelon's Limerick station. MICHAEL S. WIRTZ, File / Staff Photographer

Exelon Corp., the Chicago parent company of Peco Energy Co., said Wednesday it has achieved its greenhouse-gas reduction goal seven years earlier than planned.

The energy company said it has reduced or avoided 18 million metric tons of emissions - the target it set six years ago in its Exelon 2020 program - by retiring fossil fuel plants, upgrading its nuclear generation capacity, and investing in renewable power and customer energy efficiency programs.

- Andrew Maykuth

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