Illinois Secures a Major Climate & Equity Victory

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:10:58 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Jessica Collingsworth, the lead energy policy analyst and advocate for UCS’s Midwest office, in the Climate & Energy program. Yesterday Illinois lawmakers passed historic legislation. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), SB2408, is a significant win for our climate, as well as the health and economies […]

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Peoria Welcomes Electric Transit Buses ElBae & Friends

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 03:20:27 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Alyssa Brown & Selena Kyle  This is the fifth in a series of blogs celebrating the grant projects funded through our Clean Air Act settlement with the owners of the E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant outside Peoria, Illinois. The settlement provides for the plant to close by the end of 2022 and makes $8.6 […]

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Illinois Nuclear Plants Saved by Last-Minute Vote

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 21:53:48 +0000

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The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state’s energy policy with an eye toward a carbon-free future, with a key part of the package keeping the Byron nuclear power plant operating just hours before Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) said it would begin shutting down the facility. Senators voted 37-17 on Sept. 13 to approve […]

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DOE Releases New Reports Highlighting Record Growth & Declining Costs of Wind Power

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 21:00:07 +0000

2020 sees record for land-based wind generation, 24% increase in pipeline of offshore wind energy — laying the foundation for rapid growth in years to come.

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This Electric Fiat Spider Carries A $140,000 Price Tag

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 17:35:31 +0000

Like many car enthusiasts, I spend more than my fair share of time idly perusing my local classifieds and hoping that I might — just might — one day find that perfect example of my dream car at a shockingly affordable price. Maybe some other poor bastard died and his widow is selling his 1991 […]

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Exelon Set to Decommission Illinois Nuclear Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:29:38 +0000

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Exelon Generation has filed plans to decommission its Dresden and Byron nuclear power plants in Illinois, citing a lack of action from state lawmakers on clean energy legislation that would help save the facilities. The nation’s largest operator of nuclear power plants on July 28 said it has submitted its plans to the Nuclear Regulatory […]

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Illinois Takes A Major Step Toward Replacing Its Lead Service Lines

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 20:30:30 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. The Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act will put the health of Illinoisans first — particularly those who bear the brunt of toxic lead exposure. The Illinois General Assembly passed a landmark bill on Tuesday night that requires the state’s utilities to replace all remaining lead service lines, […]

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Tesla Autopilot Might Have Saved Life Of Driver Who Fell Asleep At Wheel In Wisconsin

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 04:31:18 +0000

On May 18, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department posted a statement on Facebook about a traffic stop investigation in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. The statement noted that on May 16, a deputy was dispatched to I-94 northbound for a report of a Tesla whose driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel as it crossed over […]

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Illinois to See Significant Public Health Benefits in a 100% Carbon-Free Future

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 02:19:23 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Jessica Collingsworth, Energy policy analyst Special thanks to Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs at Respiratory Health Association, for contributing to this post and the development of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) Analysis. In Illinois, the economic competitiveness of our aging and inefficient coal-fired power plants is in […]

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Chicago EJ Advocates Notch Win After EPA Flags Civil Rights Violations

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 22:30:17 +0000

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot indefinitely delayed a permitting decision on the relocation of a highly polluting metal shredding and recycling facility after the U.S. EPA said doing so could violate the civil rights of Black and Latino people who live there. “Substantial data indicate the current conditions facing Chicago’s southeast side epitomize the problem of […]

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