New Energy Legislation in Illinois
A landmark but controversial clean energy bill passed the Illinois Legislature, and Governor JB Pritzker signed the bill this morning. Nuclear power plants will be kept online, and solar and wind developments will continue to grow, while coal and natural gas power plants are expected to gradually go offline. In the long term, Illinois' electricity will be completely from clean sources by 2050. We were joined by the executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, president of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, and president of the American Nuclear Society to discuss the different sides of this debate.
Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)
President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers' Association
President, American Nuclear Society
Late Thursday night, the #Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill that aims to bring #Illinois’ energy generation sector to 100% carbon-free by 2050 and 50% renewable by 2040. More from @CapitolNewsIL below:https://t.co/tyO9JUSqOC— Illinois Public Media (@willpublicmedia) September 10, 2021
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