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A Clean Energy Future on the Horizon with New Legislation
Illinois lawmakers recently passed the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which will maintain Illinois’ competitive electric rates, preserve and create tens of thousands of jobs and expand clean energy at a cost capped at 25 cents per month for the average ComEd residential customer. The bill will take effect June 1, 2017.
Nick Magrisso of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called the legislation the “most significant piece of climate and clean energy policy in the state’s history,” and “sweeping clean energy and climate legislation that will pave the way toward a bright future that moves our electric sector toward a more modern, low carbon economy.”
The NRDC supported the legislation along with more than 200 business, labor, environmental, faith-based and other groups as well as members of the Clean Jobs Coalition, including the Citizens Utility Board, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund and others.
Magrisso is the NRDC’s Midwest States Legislative Director. Read the full post on the NRDC website.
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