The next important step for Illinois is passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will create more clean energy jobs, enhance equity and achieve more reductions in climate and air pollution.
“It will be difficult (and costly) to reduce emissions, unless a wide range of options are available,” a new analysis says.
As colleges and universities divest from fossil fuels, investments in clean energy have not been as quick to catch on, in part because of unpredictable changes in government policy.
Duke Energy’s long-term generation plan in North Carolina is similar to prior years, forecasting a continued reliance on coal and natural gas into the 2030s. Advocates hope the plan gets more scrutiny from regulators this time around.
Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.