#66: Today on the Clean Power Hour, it's a new day in Illinois! Our new energy legislation, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act of 2021, triples the amount of resources coming into the solar wind and battery storage industries in Illinois. We are now gunning for 40% clean grid, by 2035.
My guest today is Mark Pruitt, principal of the Power Bureau and and original director of the Illinois Power Agency.
New RPS is 40% by 2030, and 50% by 2040
Triple the incentives for solar, wind and battery storage - 9 GW of clean power
Omnibus bill including six major initiatives including renewables, job training, coal to solar, initiatives for schools, nuclear rates and more
Equitable Jobs… training for a new workforce, workers in transition from coal to solar, and solar contractor support
Prairie State Energy Campus - 1200 MW coal plant, a mine mouth coal plant near Carbondale IL
Coal to solar including a fleet of Vistra coal plants being converted to solar plus battery storage
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